Participating journals are interested in recruiting editors and/or reviewers based on the public feedback they’ve provided on preprints. Join the Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network to share your experience or get help in creating your first preprint review.

Preprint feedback has the potential to not only help authors and readers, but also to identify potential reviewers and editorial board members for journals. Unfortunately, finding preprint reviews authored by a particular individual and linking them to other useful information (such as disciplinary keywords) remains challenging. The Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network addresses these issues by enabling willing researchers to share preprint feedback as work samples for review by participating journals.

It is expected that the network will:

  • Provide journals and publishers with access to pools of potential reviewers or editorial board members
  • Help researchers, especially ECRs, break into reviewing or editing roles
  • Recognize the efforts of researchers who participate in public reviewing and commenting on preprints

The Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network will run as a 6-month long pilot from 2021-07-21 to 2022-01-21. Results, such as the number of reviewers who volunteered and the number of invitations extended by each journal, will be reported at

It’s not too late to sign up and attend a preprint review co-working session on December 1st, 12-1:30pm.  During this 90-minute event, members of the Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network will support one another with progress on preprint reviews. Find someone to work with you on your review, solicit feedback on what you’ve written, or get answers to questions about how to pick a preprint, write the review, and where to post it.

At the end of the event, the preprint reviews will be posted publicly and you’ll get credit for them on your ORCiD and Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network profiles.