Taking the guesswork out of journal submission with Community Review

Cell Stem Cell. 2022 May 5;29(5):663-666. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2022.04.015.


This Backstory describes the development of a research article published in Cell Stem Cell that was originally submitted to Community Review, a program wherein a manuscript is simultaneously considered at multiple Cell Press journals. The article, a demonstration of stem cell-derived trophoblast organoids from the group of Thorold Theunissen (https://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/fulltext/S1934-5909(22)00157-6), was the first Community Review submission to be published at Cell Stem Cell. In this Backstory, I introduce the topic of the research article, discuss how the article was improved during peer review, and relate the authors' experience with the Community Review process.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Organoids*
  • Peer Review, Research*