We are thrilled to announce the pilot and release of PREreview Clubs on PREreview.org!

Image alt text This is a screenshot of the ASAPbio Neurobiology Crowd's PREreview Club page on Prereview.org listing the Club’s name, as well as its description, lead’s name, members’ names, and its reviews.
A screenshot from PREreview.org showing the ASAPbio Neurobiology Crowd's PREreview Club

PREreview Clubs are collaborative preprint reviewing groups that form around a shared affiliation, affinity, interest, location, or any other common cause. Club members work together to offer timely, constructive peer feedback to preprint authors.

These clubs take the place of the older “Communities” on our website. We’ve overhauled those groups into our new PREreview Clubs with community feedback from design sprints, user research interviews, and collaboration with partners like ASAPbio and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI).

We’re kicking off our PREreview Clubs pilot (which is open to everyone) with 4 ASAPbio Crowds:

You can join an ASAPbio Crowd right now to hone your peer review skills and provide valuable feedback to preprint authors. You can also learn more about the crowds here.

How can I start a PREreview Club?

Anyone who wants to form a collaborative preprint reviewing group can ask to start a Club. While we hope to automate the process more in 2024, right now, PREreview Clubs are a concierge service. That means that you should complete this form if you’d like to start a PREreview Club. We’ll get back in touch with you to describe the rest of the process, answer your questions, and make sure PREreview Clubs are a good fit for what you want to achieve.

If everything seems right, we’ll get your Clubs page set up and go through our workflow with you to make sure that your Club and all its participating authors are credited on the reviews you author together.

You might start a PREreview Club based on affinity, geography, or language. You might also start a club for your class, lab, institution, or organization. You might even start a club for your friends who love collaborative preprint review!

If you’re interested, remember to complete this form to learn more!

Start a club and stay connected

If you’d like to discuss starting a Club, please complete this form - we’ll follow up with you shortly.

If you have feedback to give about your PREreview Clubs experience, please feel welcome to schedule a user research interview with Product Manager Chad Sansing. Click here to sign up for a chat. If you can’t find a time that works for you, you can email Chad to arrange a call, as well. Whenever possible, we compensate interviewees.

Remember to join our community Slack and to let people know about your PREreview Club and all your club’s review activity on #share-a-review. If you’d like to request a channel for your PREreview Club, email us at community@prereview.org to get started.

You can find us on Mastodon, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well, and if you’d like, please take a moment to subscribe to our newsletter.

We appreciate all your feedback and patience as we’ve overhauled Communities and transformed them into our new PREreview Clubs!

About the author(s)

Chad Sansing is the Product Manager at PREreview.org. Whenever he’s not at work learning more about how best to improve the site for our users, you can find him drawing, gaming, reading, walking, or hanging out with family, friends, and chief canine officer Sleepy the Dog.