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SciRev article appeared in Scientometrics
Published March 2017
Article based on SciRev data has been published in Scientometrics. The paper is available here.
Duration of the peer review process takes on average 17 weeks and differs much between scientific fields. Medicine, Public health and Natural sciences have shortest durations. Mathematics/computer sciences, Social sciences, Economics/business and Humanities have longest durations. Qualitative data indicates that besides by a long duration of the process, authors are most frustrated by editors who do not take an independent position vis-à-vis reviewers and by bad communication of the editorial office.

Most reviews for biological sciences
Published November 2016
With almost 800 (793) review experiences, biological sciences received by far most reviews at SciRev. Clinical medicine takes with 555 reviews the second place. Engineering and Technology comes with 482 reviews third, social sciences with 346 reviews fourth and behavioral (psychological) sciences with 334 reviews fifth.

We've passed the 3500 reviews!
Published October 2016
The number of review experiences reported at SciRev keeps increasing. This month we passed the 3500 reviews!

Paid peer review
Published October 2015
To help speed up the scientific peer review process, SciRev aims to set up a paid review system in which referees get a fair payment for their work on the condition that they complete their review on time. We are aiming at USD 100 per review.

At this moment we are building up a database of referees for all scientific disciplines, who are interested in participating in this system. Researchers who have the expertise and time to deliver high quality reviews of manuscripts in their field are invited to register as paid referee.

Researchers who already have a SciRev account can do so by going to the Paid Peer Review tab on top of their account. Researchers without an account can register here.