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Open Peer Review in Life
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1  Center of Biotechnology and PPGBCM, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre/RS, Brazil
2  MDPI, Basel, Switzerland

Published: 27 January 2015 by MDPI in 1st Electronic Conference of MDPI Editors-in-Chief session Running a Journal
Abstract: Life introduced open peer review in 2014. The linked presentation is an editorial published at providing an introduction. An accompanying blog post can be found at, and the first paper published with open peer review at Since then, the authors of 19 out of 59 papers have opted to have the review reports published, although only a small number of reviewers agree to identify themselves with the published review reports.
Keywords: peer review, Life