PRE-val, PRE's flagship service, enables researchers, publishers, and librarians to evaluate peer review practices at the journal and article level. With the integration of ORCID, PRE-val will be able to verify that a journal is requesting ORCID identifiers from their reviewers using accepted authentication practices, and also that the reviewers have valid organization affiliation data in their ORCID record. These practices will enable acknowledgement of the work of reviewers, also improve the integrity of the peer review process.
"ORCID is a vital link connecting researchers, institutions, publishers, and funding bodies," said Adam Etkin, Founder and Managing Director of PRE. "By working together, we are better able to achieve our shared mission to improve scholarly communication by acknowledging the contributions of researchers and enabling the efficient exchange of data related to their work."
"We are pleased to be working with Pre-VAL as part of a community effort to support the acknowledgement of researchers engaging in peer review activities and the validation of journal peer review practices," said Laurel Haak, Executive Director of ORCID.
PRE ("Peer Review Evaluation") was formed to assist members of the scholarly publishing community who are committed to preserving an ethical, rigorous peer review process. PRE-val is a service provided by PRE which is freely available to readers as soon as an article is published and supports publishers in promoting trust and transparency by having their peer review process validated by an objective third party.
ORCID provides a free Registry where researchers may obtain a unique and persistent identifier. ORCID works with the research community to ensure that these identifiers become embedded in research workflows such as manuscript submissions and grant applications, to automate the connection between researchers and their works, and improve discoverability in scholarly communications. ORCID is an independent non-profit organization, unique in its ability to bridge disciplines, research sectors and national boundaries.
STRIATUS produces a family of print and online publications and learning products. The flagship publication, The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, traces its origins back to the 1889 Transactions of the American Orthopedic Association, and is the gold standard in peer-reviewed scientific information in the field. STRIATUS also produces online Continuing Medical Education activities and has created an STM/Data Division which develops products and services, such as PRE (Peer Review Evaluation) and SocialCite, which assist the entire scholarly community.