GigaScience – making open peer review more open: Q&A with Publons co-founder, Andrew Preston - GigaBlog
"At GigaScience, one of our major goals is to improve transparency and reproducibility of research and one of the ways we do this is through open peer review. After the unusual 'meta peer review' of our Assemblathon2 paper (see more in biome), we thought our peer review couldn’t get more open, but a small New Zealand-based start-up, Publons, who also happens to be the world’s largest open peer-review platform, approached and told us about their exciting, innovative approach that gives peer reviewers due credit for the work that they do. GigaScience peer reviewers can now get further recognised for their efforts through our partnership with Publons, which was recently announced via the BMC Blog. Following some of our author and reviewer Q&A’s, here, we present a Q&A with Publons co-founder, Andrew Preston, who gives us a personal insight into the rationale for doing what they do ..."