TRANSPOSE is a new, grassroots initiative aiming to crowdsource a list of journal policies for (1) open peer review, (2) co-reviewer involvement, and (3) pre-printing. We’ll then look at a representative subset of journals in more detail to systematically taxonomize and analyse their stated peer review and preprinting policies. These initiatives will then be complemented by a strategic discussion on how journals could be persuaded to improve their policies. As a final step, we will work to foster data-sharing in order to more systematically test how these innovations affect the quality and efficiency of scholarly communications, as well as their effects on researchers. These actions will mitigate the risks that adopters of innovative practices run, clarifying options and providing evidence of systematic change.

Read more in our application for the Scholarly Communications Institute.


📝Edit and add new records to the TRANSPOSE policy database

Preview all the information collected (pdf).

Preprint policies are displayed at ASAPbio.

Supporting organizations

ASAPbio OpenUP

See our repositories on GitHub.