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Open Access Open Badges Editorial

Peering into peer-review at GigaScience

Scott C Edmunds

Author Affiliations

GigaScience, BGI HK Ltd., 16 Dai Fu Street, Tai Po Industrial Estate, Hong Kong

GigaScience 2013, 2:1  doi:10.1186/2047-217X-2-1

Published: 24 January 2013


Fostering and promoting more open and transparent science is one of the goals of GigaScience. One of the ways we have been doing this is by throwing light on the peer-review process and carrying out open peer-review as standard. In this editorial, we provide our rationale for undertaking this policy, give examples of our positive experiences to date, and encourage others to open up the normally opaque publication process.