Experts on Peerwith offer “Manuscript review” services, which is essentially different from peer review after the submission. The Manuscript review service on Peerwith is pre-submission and the experts that offer it, focus on what is needed in order for your manuscript to get published.
Lets take a look at a request from Tatiana from Russia. She has a paper in Business & Management on regional peculiarities with Magadan City as an example. The request is originally in russian language and translated into English. Tatiana posts the request on the Peerwith marketplace and asks the question:
- Advice if this paper is quality enough to get published?
- Suggest any Scopus-indexed journals that are a good fit.
- Tell what is needed to get this published, like e.g. language editing.
Clearly the requirement here is to gain some reputation with a publication in an “indexed” journal, which is what we see a lot at Peerwith.
The request was posted on Peerwith at 2PM CET and it took only two hours to get the first response.
Several experts respond to Tatiana’s request, including expert Joseph Benz. He responds:
Tatiana, Hello For the quote below, I will provide the following:
1) provide recommendations about the publishability of the manuscript;
2) provide recommendations about the editing requirements needed before the manuscript is sent out for review;
3) provide a list of two to three journals appropriate for your manuscript.
It is important to note that I am not making any guarantees about the likelihood that your manuscript would be accepted at any or all of these journals. Regards Joseph
See how Joseph mentions in the last paragraph there is no guarantee for publication at this time. He does seem willing to help our Tatiana with a review for US$80. Because Joseph’s profile is the best fit with the subject, Tatiana accepts the quote and connects, two days after posting the request.
See Joseph’s peerwith.expert page: http://peerwith.expert/josephbenz
Four days after the connection is made, Joseph delivers the “work” in the form of a review report and Tatiana accepts. The report starts with this:
Thank you for hiring me to provide comments about this paper. This paper was an interesting read, though somewhat difficult because of translation difficulties. The concept is very interesting, and no doubt important. I think that this topic will prove to be very important for the future of this region. However, at the present time, I cannot recommend this paper for publication in any marketing journal. There are several major issues that prevent this paper from being publishable. I will provide my recommendations in specific below.
Joseph continues his report with recommendations for the author to work on (figures, footnotes, references) as well as a recommendation to post a new request on Peerwith and ask for Scientific Editing services. He concludes with a list of three recommended journal titles that he believes are a good fit with the content of the manuscript, and should be willing to accept the paper for publication if it is fully prepared.
At present time, the author is still working on manuscript preparation.
Manuscript review services on Peerwith, offered by many experienced authors and editors, is a good service to get an early idea if your manyscript is publishable or not. It doesn’t replace the post-submission peer review process, but helps in an early go / no-go decision.