The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and publisher of the Science family of journals, has acquired “Peer Review Evaluation” (PRE), a web-based service that promotes public trust in science by making the review of original research more transparent and verifiable. We found this interesting news on Yahoo in their article, “AAAS, Publisher of Science, Acquires Peer Review Evaluation (PRE) Service to Help Promote Transparency and Public Trust in Science.”

This new addition offers easier ways to identify articles from legitimate scientific journals to readers, publishers, and authors. This will present peer-review history in more detail.

PRE is already available to users of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc. (JBJS) family of journals as well as those published by the American Diabetes Association.

“Saying that scientific content has been peer-reviewed is no longer enough to overcome the mistrust in science that has resulted in part from the variability of journal practices,” said Marcia McNutt, editor-in-chief of the Science family of journals. “PRE was built on a conviction that strong, transparent peer review processes usually result in a more trustworthy final product. That benefits the scientific enterprise, and therefore society more broadly.”

Melody K. Smith

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