Peer review is at the heart of scholarly communication. All Science journals now feature the PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) badge which shares peer review data with researchers at the article level. By clicking the badge, authors and readers can quickly see detailed information about the rigor of the peer-review process and evaluate the quality of the scholarly content.
PRE will provide readers with greater confidence in the integrity of the publishing process, and new insights into the peer- review of the articles they read, share, and cite.
"Peer review is vital to the integrity of scientific communication," said Science Editor-in-Chief Marcia McNutt. "As a leader in scientific publishing, the Science family of journals recognizes the considerable contribution that editors and peer reviewers make to the quality of published research with their evaluation and comment. PRE demonstrates the rigor of our peer-review process, applied to each article, to increase confidence in published research among readers and the research community."