Peer Community In

“Peer Community in” (PCI) is a non-profit scientific organization that aims to create specific communities of researchers reviewing and recommending, for free, unpublished preprints in their field.

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How To support PCI?

You are a: 

  • Representative of a funding agency, evaluation committee or doctoral school, click here
  • Representative of a research institution or research library, click here
  • Representative of an open archive or repository, click here
  • Researcher, click here

If you or your organization would like to support PCI financially, click here

Symbolic sponsorship

Funding agencies, evaluation committees and doctoral schools

Funding agencies, evaluation committees and doctoral schools can support PCI by endorsing the following statement: “In all of its work, our organization considers articles recommended by a Peer Community In to be of the same value and to have the same status as articles published in a high-quality journal in the same discipline”.

→ If your organization would like to join the list of bodies already supporting PCI, endorse this statement, and allow PCI to display its logo on the PCI websites and other supports of communication, then a representative of your organization should complete the Endorsement Statement Questionnaire for Evaluation Bodies. You can also contact us directly: contact [ at ] peercommunityin.org

Research institutions (universities, university departments, institutes, scientific societies, research libraries, etc.)

Research institutions can express their interest in the development of Peer Community In by providing symbolic support to PCI meaning that they
1) publicly acknowledge the value of the PCI initiative and
2) allow PCI to display their logo on the PCI websites and other supports of communication.

→ If your organization would like to join the list of bodies already supporting PCI, and provide symbolic support for PCI (including the display of the organization’s logo on PCI communication support), then a representative of your organization should complete the Symbolic Sponsorship Questionnaire. You can also contact us directly: contact [ at ] peercommunityin.org

Researchers

Peer Community In was launched by scientists, to take back control of scientific publication, so that public money can be better spent on research.

As a researcher, you can support PCI:

Contact us contact [ at ] peercommunityin.org for further details. 

Open archives and repositories

The Peer Community In process relies on open archives, preprint servers and institutional repositories, and adds value to their content by providing reliable and transparent peer reviews and editorial decisions.

It is essential that these archives help readers to identify more easily the articles that have been peer-reviewed. 

As an open archive, preprint server or institutional repository operator, you can support Peer Community In by displaying the link to the recommendation on the webpage of each preprint recommended by a PCI

→ Contact us contact [ at ] peercommunityin.org for further details. 

Financial support

Peer Community In is a non-commercial not-for-profit organization financed exclusively by public funds. Your financial support will help us to cover the functioning costs of the existing communities and to develop the project.

Institutions, universities, libraries, laboratories or even individuals can provide financial support for Peer Community In according to a “pay what you can” annual fee model (our donors currently provide between €150 and €10,000). This support also includes allowing PCI to display the organization’s logo on the PCI websites and other supports of communication.

→ If you would like to join the list of bodies already supporting PCI, then a representative of your organization should complete the Financial Sponsorship Questionnaire. You can also contact us directly: contact [ at ] peercommunityin.org