Registered Reports are a form of empirical article offered by more than 200 journals in which study proposals are peer reviewed and pre-accepted before research is undertaken (for an overview see https://cos.io/rr/
). This article type offers a powerful tool for advancing research on COVID-19 by reducing publication bias and reporting bias in the growing evidence base.
Royal Society Open Science is issuing a special call for Registered Report submissions that are relevant to COVID-19 in any field , including but not limited to biological, medical, economic, and psychological research.
To maximise accessibility of the call, all article processing charges for these submissions are waived, and to ensure that submitted proposals can be rapidly reviewed and offered in-principle acceptance, the journal will strive to complete initial Stage 1 review within 7 days of receipt.
** We are seeking reviewers in all fields to help with this extraordinary effort by agreeing to review manuscripts within 24 to 48 hours after accepting a review request **
Please complete this form if you can commit to reviewing Stage 1 or Stage 2 Registered Report submissions related to COVID-19 that fall within your field of expertise within 24 to 48 hours after agreeing to review. Completing this form does not compel you to accept a review request, but where you do accept a request, it reflects a commitment to provide the review within a rapid time frame.
Your details will be held by Chris Chambers and the editorial team at Royal Society Open Science and will not be published. If you explicitly agree, your details may also be shared with editors and administrators at other journals that offer Registered Reports (listed at https://cos.io/rr/
) where these journals also launch a rapid Registered Reports review process for COVID-19.