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Research institutions/Universities


Evaluation committees

Doctoral Schools

ED ABIES – Univ. Saclay, France
ED E2M2 – Univ Lyon, France
ED Écologie, Géosciences, Agronomie, ALimentation – Univ. Rennes, France
ED Energie et Environnement – Univ. Perpignan, France
ED Environnements-Santé – Univ. Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France
ED Gaïa – Univ Montpellier, France
ED Science de l’Environnement – Univ Aix Marseille, France
ED Sciences de la Mer et du Littoral – Univ. Brest, Nantes, , France
ED Sciences de la Nature et de l’Homme : écologie & évolution – MNHN, France
ED Sciences de la Vie et de la Santé – Univ. Nice, France
ED Sciences du végétal : du gène à l’écosystème – Univ. Orsay, France
ED Sciences Exactes et Applications – Univ. de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France
ED Sciences, Technologies et Santé – Univ. La Réunion, France
ED SEVAB – Univ. Toulouse, France
ED SMRE – Univ. Lille, France
ED Structure et Dynamique des Systèmes Vivants – Univ. Saclay, France
ED Theodore Monod – Univ Poitiers, France


Biodiv program

Doctoral Programme in Biodiversity, Genetics and Evolution (BIODIV) – Univ. Porto & Univ Lisbon, Portugal

Programa de Doctorado en Biología Integrada – Univ. de Sevilla, Spain

Other institutions

PCI-friendly journals

The Editors-in-Chief of the following journals have indicated (or have been asked by their scientific Society) they will consider submissions of articles recommended by a PCI and that they may use PCI reviews and recommendations for their own review processes, if appropriate:


Animal Microbiome

Belgian Journal of Zoology

BMC Evolutionary Biology

Bulletin of the History of Archaeology


Ecology and Evolution

Ecology Letters



Evolution Letters

Evolutionary Applications

Evolutionary Ecology

Frontiers of Biogeography


Global Ecology and Biogeography

Integrative Organismal Biology

Internet Archaeology

Journal of Avian Biology

Journal of Open Archaeology Data

Journal of Biogeography

Journal of Evolutionary Biology

Journal of Lithic Studies

Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society

Molecular Ecology

Molecular Ecology Resources

Neuroanatomy and Behaviour

Nordic Journal of Botany


Open Quaternary


PLoS Biology


Rethinking Ecology

Trends in Ecology and Evolution

Trends in Plant Science

Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal 

Veterinary Research

Warning! The following journals are NOT PCI friendly (they would not accept preprints recommended by PCI as submissions):

American Naturalist

Behavioral Ecology


Warning! Royal Society journals “will not use the reviews posted in PCI but will seek [their] own reviewers

Open archives and preprint servers

PCI-friendly archives and preprint servers

Other servers having an agreement with PCI

Databases and services

PCI recommendations are indexed by Altmetric

PCI recommendations are archived in CLOCKSS

PCI is a member of Crossref

PCI recommendations are referenced in Europe PubMedCentral

PCI recommandations are screened for plagiarism with iThenticate

The PubPeer browser extension allows to know whether a preprint was recommended by PCI

PCI commitments


Peer Community In signed the The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA)

Peer Community In signed the Jussieu call for Open science and bibliodiversity

Peer Community In is a member of, and subscribes to the principles of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)


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