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TRANsparency in Scholarly Publishing for Open Scholarship Evolution

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Why use TRANSPOSE data?

Data on open peer review (OPR), co-review, and detailed preprinting policies could be useful to many different stakeholder groups. Here are a few different examples:

Group Type Use case
Researcher OPR As an early career researcher, I want to know which journals will give me credit for peer review so that I can demonstrate that I’m an expert in my field for my green card application
Funder OPR As a funder who wants to promote open science, I need a list of journals that comply with my policies on open peer review so that I can recommend them to grantees.
All All As an advocate, I want to know journal policies across fields so that I can monitor the adoption of certain policies over time.
Researcher OPR As a PI, I want to quickly and anonymously check policies on co-reviewing so that I can involve my student in peer review and make sure I’m compliant and giving students credit.
Publisher OPR As a journal editor or publishing staff, I want to review and evaluate my journal’s peer review policies against others so that I can best serve my research community.
Researcher OPR As a meta-researcher, I want to pull journal peer review policies so that I can study the history, trends, and effectiveness of different peer review implementations over time.
Funder OPR As funder, I want to know the journals that publish reviewer names and their reviews so that my grantees can get credit for peer review.
Institution Co-review As the director of a graduate program, I want a list of journals open to co-reviewing so that I can facilitate peer review training.
Researcher OPR As a graduate student wanting to learn to peer review, I want a list of journals that publish peer review so I can read good and bad examples.
Researcher OPR As a PI, I want to know which journals will give me credit for doing peer review so that I can build a stronger tenure and promotion package.
Researcher OPR As an author, I want to pick journals that publish peer review so that I can receive more constructive feedback on the research.
Researcher OPR As an author, I want a list of journals that do “open interaction” collaborative peer review so that the requested revisions are more clear.
Researcher OPR As an early career researcher concerned about bias, I want to choose a journal that publishes peer reviews so that this risk would be minimized through transparency.
Funder OPR As a funder, I want to read the peer review of the papers I fund so that I can ensure the results are not shared in a journal that has predatory publishing practices.
Journalist Preprints As a journalist, I want authors to know the policy of journals they’ve submitted to regarding media coverage of preprints so that I can write about preprints without causing a paper to be rejected.
Researcher Preprints As an author, I want to quickly check the list of preprint servers approved across journals so that I do not waste time submitting to a journal where my preprint posting would go against a journal’s restrictive prior publication policy.
Publisher Preprints As a preprint server, I want to be know preprint policies across journals so that I can be a reliable resource to recommend to researchers what journals to submit.
Institution Preprints As an institutional administrator trying to promote open science, I want to know the journals which allow preprints so that I can include them in a list for my researchers.
Institution All As a librarian, I want an easy way to look up journal policies across publishers and fields so that I can better advise researchers.
Technology & service provider Preprints As the developer of a reference manager, I want to know which journals allow citations to preprints so that I can code citation styles appropriately, or notify users when they try to add a disallowed citation.
Technology & service provider OPR As the representative of a manuscript tracking system, I want to learn journal peer review policies so that I can better serve the peer review needs of my clients.