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What is Open Science?

(Open) Peer Review

The process of peer review involves having an author’s scholarly work, research, or ideas critically assessed by experts in the relevant field before publishing a paper, ensuring its accuracy and credibility. 

IntechOpen is dedicated to publishing high-quality content and as members of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) we aim to ensure the objectivity and integrity of the peer review process. All IntechOpen reviewers and editors are instructed to review submissions in line with the COPE Ethical Guidelines for Peer reviewers.

Open peer review is a transparent and collaborative approach that promotes transparency and accountability in the evaluation and validation of scientific research. In this process, reviewer comments, identities, and sometimes even pre-publication versions of the manuscript are openly shared, aligning with the principles of Open Science. By making traditionally hidden aspects of peer review publicly available, open peer review encourages broader participation in research assessment, fostering engagement, trust, and a more inclusive and collaborative scientific community.

For more information about open peer review, feel free to watch a webinar on the topic from our webinar series “Engaging with Open Science” here.