Speaker: Dr Zoltan Dienes (University of Sussex)
Last year we launched a process by which Registered Reports submitted on a preprint server could be edited, reviewed and accepted (or not: "recommended" or not in our terms), in a way free for authors, free for readers, and free for institutions, using Peer Community In (PCI). (PCI is funded by a consortium including French Universities and Max Planck.)
As the resulting manuscript is not published by us as such, it can be published by a standard journal (should an author wish). We already have 34 Stage 1 submissions accepted and two Stage 2s. We have (so far) 28 "PCI Friendly" journals, i.e. those that guarantee to accept any paper we have recommended, bar some minor provisions (journal remit, APCs); PCI Friendly journals include Cortex and Royal Society Open Science.
The author can thus choose at the end which journal they would prefer to publish in. We hope this novel approach to scientific publishing expands beyond the Registered Reports format -PCI "communities" in various disciplines in psychology, without having to be RRs, would be fantastic! We have also introduced important innovations in the Registered Report process itself to deal with some weaknesses.
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