For the past several months at PREreview, we’ve been collaborating with community members and design experts to refresh our homepage and make it easier than ever for all researchers to publish preprint reviews on PREreview.org. Through a combination of collaborative sketching, design sprints, and user research interviews, we honed in on the most impactful work we could tackle to make PRErevew.org better organized and more helpful than ever before for anyone authoring open peer preprint reviews online. While we have several other changes in the works, we’re ready to release our new homepage to support you in sharing timely, constructive feedback with preprint authors around the world.
Visit the site to check out these changes for yourself and share your feedback with us at email@example.com!
PREreview red is back
The first thing you might notice is that we haven’t changed everything! PREreview red is back. PREreview.org is still your home for publishing helpful preprint reviews with a quick turn-around for appreciative authors.
This time, though, PREreview red isn’t alone. You’ll notice updated illustrations and new accent colors spotlighting important calls-to-action, key PREreview stats, and upcoming events (check back soon for this section). We’re excited to highlight all the up-to-date information you need to know with our new palette while maintaining our core visual identity as a community with PREreview red.
Better organization throughout
We’ve tightened up the structure of the page to make it easier - and clearer - than ever for all researchers to publish preprint reviews. From the giant “Review a preprint” at the top of the page to the cleaned up top navigation and footer, everything we’ve done organizationally is meant to help you find what you need faster and with more comfort and confidence on PREreview.org. As you scroll down PREreview.org, you’ll find a much more intentional structure that more clearly communicates key information and helpful links to resources and key stakeholders like our funders and partners.
We’ll continue updating PREreview.org as we go based on the feedback we get from community members like you. We’re also using feedback from user research interviews and community design sprints to update our currently paused Rapid PREreview, community, and search features. Our plan is to have those features overhauled, tested, and released ahead of the 2023-204 academic year.
Thank you for being a part of PREreview.org! Check back often to keep up with all our efforts to make PREreview.org more helpful, inclusive, and welcoming than ever. Remember that you can also follow us on Mastodon, Twitter, and LinkedIn, as well as keep up with all the latest news by subscribing to our newsletter.