COVID-19 Rapid Review cross-publisher initiative: What we have learned and what we are going to do next

Learn Publ. 2021 Jul;34(3):450-453. doi: 10.1002/leap.1375. Epub 2021 Mar 8.


The global crisis sparked collaboration between publishers and service providers to successfully address an immediate problem and demonstrated the possibility for future partnerships.Encouraging experts to join a reviewer pool and quickly review the preprint and journal submissions, we were able to publish COVID-19 research more quickly.The initiative confirmed little author uptake of inter-publisher journal transfer option.The collaboration showed wide consensus on open science practices which will ensure faster and more reliable research findings.