Transpose schema

Transpose is a database of journal policies on peer review, co-reviewing, and preprinting. The terms below can are explained in our glossary.

The database currently covers almost 3,000 journals, with contributions coming from journal representatives (these records are labeled “verified”) as well as other interested individuals. Records can be updated over time, and all versions are available for download. All original contributions are released under CC0.

We’re interested in finding places from which these data can be distributed and edited.

Schema

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Property Description/Instructions Allowed entries Example
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email Your email address
(not shared publicly)
[email address] editor@examplejournal.com
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date Entry date [YYYY-MM-DD] 2018-11-05
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issn Journal ISSN
(optional. Please enter just one ISSN associated with your journal, which can be print or electronic)
0000-0000
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title Journal title
(one per column)
[string] Example Journal
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doi DOI of journal
This is not inputted by user; comes from Crossref API
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oa OA or non OA
Not inputted by user; comes from DOAJ
OA, hybrid, nonOA
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publisher Publisher [string] Example Publisher
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verified Record is journal verified?
If you are a representative of the journal and can verify that the information below is correct, select "Yes."
Yes, No Yes
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prefilled-URL Prefilled URL
If entry is from crowdsourced form, URL points to prefilled form to edit the record.
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entry-review-date Entry review date
Latest review/data cleaning date (Not inputted by user)
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entry-reviewer Entry reviewer
Latest review/data cleaning team member (Not inputted by user)
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entry-notes Review notes
Notes about review or data entry (Not inputted by user)
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display-this-version Display this version
Enter "y" to force display and "n" to force hide on website. (Not inputted by user)
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pr-type Type of peer review
Single blind - reviewers are anonymous to the author. Double blind - reviewers and authors are
anonymous to each other.
Single blind, Double blind, Not blinded, None, Unsure, Other Single blind
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pr-policy Peer review policy URL [link] http://examplejournal.com/peerreview
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pr-form-url Peer review form URL (a copy of the peer review form) [link] http://examplejournal.com/peerreviewform
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pr-credit-url Peer review credit policy URL [link] http://examplejournal.com/peerreview
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pr-database Peer reviewer activity deposited into open databases?
Examples include Publons and ORCID. Not inputted by user, but by pulling in data from external sources
Publons, ORCID, other, none
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pr-transfer-policy Peer review transfer policy [string] Some text copied from the website or a few sentences describing the policy
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pr-transfer-url Peer review transfer policy URL [link] http://examplejournal.com/peerreviewtransfer
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opr-reports Peer review reports - published?, attributes
(An example of "Conditional" publication: reviews are published unless the reviewer recommends rejection or withdraws.)
Mandatory, Conditional, Optional, No, Not specified
Attributes: Have date, Have DOI, Free to read (not paywalled), Under a Creative Commons License, Deposited into PubMed Central
Mandatory, Have date, deposited into Pubmed Central
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opr-responses Author responses to reviews - published?, attributes Optional, Have date
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opr-letters Editorial decision letters - published?, attributes No
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opr-versions Previous versions of the manuscript - published?, attributes No
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opr-identities-published Reviewer identities published? Mandatory, Conditional, Optional, No, Not specified Optional
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opr-indenties-author Reviewer identities revealed to the author (even if not published)? Optional
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opr-comments Public commenting during formal peer review? No
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opr-interaction Open interaction (reviewers consult with one another)? No
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opr-additional Additional OPR information
Add any notes here about the nature of "conditional" publishing, etc
[string] Some text copied from the website or a few sentences describing the policy
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coreview-policy Co-reviewer policy
Co-reviewers are people whom a peer reviewer invites to help them write a peer review. Often these are junior scholars in the same lab/group as the peer reviewer.
[string] Some text copied from the website or a few sentences describing the policy
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coreview-url Co-reviewer policy URL [link] http://examplejournal.com/coreviewers
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coreview-email Reviewer invitation email specifies that co-reviewers can contribute? Yes, No, Unsure Yes
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coreview-form Dedicated place in the peer review form to identify co-reviewers? Yes, No, Unsure No
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coreview-database Peer reviewer activity for co-reviewers deposited into open databases? Yes, No, Unsure No
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preprint-policy Preprint policy [string]
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preprint-url Preprint policy URL(s) [link or links, separated by commas] http://examplejournal.com/preprint, http://examplejournal.com/mediacoverage
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preprint-version Version of the paper that can be posted to a preprint server Please select from this set:
No preprint policy
None (preprints not allowed)
First submission only
First and revised versions until acceptance (NOT the postprint/AAM)
Any manuscript version (preprint or postprint, but not necessarily the publisher's version)
Unsure (preprints are allowed, but it's not clear what version)
Other

Old entries:
After peer review (but not final, copyedited version)
Any
After peer review (but not final, copyedited version)
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preprint-citation Preprints allowed in citation list?
If citations are only permitted to preprints that appear in certain servers, please select and describe in
"Other."
Yes, in the reference list
Yes, but only in the text (not the reference list)
No
Not specified
Unsure
Other
Yes, in the reference list
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preprint-link Link provided to preprint version of a paper? Yes, No, Unsure No
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preprint-media Preprint media coverage policy
What type of coverage about preprints is permitted? (eg blog posts, social media, news outlets, etc).
Paste the policy here.
[string] Some text copied from the website or a few sentences describing the policy
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preprint-licensing Preprint licensing policy
What licenses (CC BY, etc) are permitted for preprints?
[string] Some text copied from the website or a few sentences describing the policy
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preprint-scoop Scoop protection policy
"Scoop protection" refers to policies about whether submitted preprint will be rejected if a competing
work comes out in another journal after the date of preprinting.
[string] Some text copied from the website or a few sentences describing the policy
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preprint-review Community review policy for preprints [string] Some text copied from the website or a few sentences describing the policy
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