The chemistry journal Synlett, published by Thieme, has trialled a new system of peer review that allows a crowd of 100 approved researchers to comment on manuscripts online.
“The crowd consists of 100 hand-picked reviewers based on recommendations from the editorial board, as well as researchers who volunteered to take part. The reviewers can access a secure, bespoke online platform and view papers being considered for publication. They can annotate and comment on manuscripts, as well as respond to comments left by others. “