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New Organization Plans to Use Independent Peer Review to Put Millions of Hours Back into Research
Date:12/12/2012

o make their own process more efficient.

"An independent, standard approach to scientific peer review is long overdue," said Keith Collier, Rubriq's co-founder and former Vice President at Thomson Reuters. "And unlike other proposals to revamp peer review, the Rubriq system will not only preserve the value of rigorous pre-publication review, but also can be used effectively by any publishing model, including traditional subscription journals, as well as Green and Gold Open Access journals. "

Rubriq is actively recruiting reviewers in all fields, and is now accepting manuscripts for a beta version of its service in the fields of immunology, cancer biology and microbiology.  Visitors to the web site (www.rubriq.com) can sign up to participate as an author, reviewer and journal editor with a single account. The Rubriq system seeks to serve the scientific community with innovation that improves the process of peer review and journal matching.

"We are actively seeking input from the research, publishing, and funding communities," said Shashi Mudunuri, Rubriq's other co-founder and CEO of Research Square. "Through discussions and our beta tests, we hope to engage all the different stakeholders in the publishing process to create a new approach that benefits everyone and ultimately puts time and money back into research."

About Rubriq

Rubriq introduces a streamlined yet rigorous model for scientific research peer review and journal matching. By incentivizing reviewers, compressing the process from months to a few weeks and assigning an independent, quantitative score (R-Score) to research papers, the Rubriq model benefits authors, reviewers and publishers. Rubriq—whose name embodies a well-established set of parameters and the process of review—is an independent, for-benefit division of Research Square (www.researchsquare.com), and was fou
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