Quotes & Endorsements

Traditional model of peer review is losing public trust to evaluate the performance of scientists, to judge the value of a research program, etc,. Rubriq’s system gives us an inspiration to solve this problem.

Weiping Yang, Chinese Academy of Sciences (Rubriq Advisory Panel member)

It’s exciting to see innovation in the review process that creates efficiencies and speeds up the reporting of research results but still maintains the highest quality standards.

Timothy S. Deliyannides; University of Pittsburgh (Rubriq Advisory Panel member)

Communication of research is an integral part of the research process, and peer review, in its many forms, is a core and acknowledged contributor to quality communication. Innovation in approaches to peer review, coupled with technological enhancements, can serve to support researchers, publishers, and, ultimately, society by increasing the quality, depth, and timeliness of the review and publication processes. Rubriq’s model complements and extends the traditional peer review process — I look forward to seeing this new approach and its impact in application.

Cheryl Shanks; President, SalientContent (Rubriq Advisory Panel Member)

The Web offers us the chance to move beyond incremental improvements to the 17th-century scholarly publishing system we've inherited, and experiment with truly revolutionary changes. Decoupling the traditional journal functions of archiving, dissemination, registration, and certification (peer review) has tremendous potential to accelerate progress toward a truly Web-native publishing ecosystem.

Jason Priem; ImpactStory, UNC Chapel Hill (Rubriq Advisory Panel member)

The basis of all medical advancement beings with research and its subsequent publication, yet medical research is increasingly threatened by limited funding, increased competition and individual time constraints. I am excited about contributing towards an evolution in how we think about sharing our discoveries to cut costs, increase efficiency and benefit patients.

Orrin Franko, MD; UC San Diego (Rubriq Advisory Panel member)

Publishers should consider how they can simplify, accelerate and optimize the quality of workflows. A standardized and easily understandable and comparable peer-review helps authors and reviewers in academic publishing work more efficiently. The Rubriq Initiative has great potential for raising the peer-review process to new levels.

Peter Roth; Karger Publishers (Rubriq Advisory Panel member)

In spite of its critical importance to scientific progress, there exist many inefficiencies and redundancies in the realm of academic publishing. The exploration of independent and standardized peer review to enable sharing across different journals and distribution systems is a promising approach.

James P. Evans MD, PhD; Bryson Distinguished Professor of Genetics & Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Editor-in-Chief; Genetics in Medicine

Having spent some time experimenting with new peer review models, I am very interested to see if the Rubriq approach can succeed in professionalizing, standardizing and improving the overall problem of peer review of the scholarly literature.

Peter Binfield, PhD; PeerJ (Rubriq Advisory Panel member)

Peer review of scholarly research is far from a perfect system. Indeed, it has often been compared to Winston Churchill’s famous quote: ‘democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time’. What is abundantly clear, however, is that peer review should – and can – be streamlined to provide better outcomes with less time and effort from the research community. The Rubriq team bring a fresh and innovative approach to this challenge.

Rod Cookson; Taylor & Francis (Rubriq Advisory Panel member)