Guest post: COVID-19 Rapid Review Initiative: An update to our Statement of Intent - OASPA
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"We are pleased to provide this update to an interim report published in April 2021 regarding the COVID-19 Rapid Reviewer Initiative. This post summarises the group’s high level findings on our key aims. In a few weeks a more detailed analysis will be published.
As detailed here on the OASPA blog, the COVID-19 Rapid Reviewer Initiative was set up by a group of publishers and scholarly communications organisations in March 2020 in response to the rapid increase in submissions on COVID-19 and the rise of preprints and pressure on the peer review system overall.
The aims of the group were published in a Letter of Intent and aimed to address the following key elements:
Aim 1. Expand the pool of rapid reviewers and improve turnaround times
Aim 2. Encourage transfer of manuscripts between publishers
Aim 3. Encourage articles submitted to journals to have a preprint
Aim 4. Ensure that authors share the data ..."