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!!Call for Reviewers and Submissions – Rapid Review Network for COVID-19

!About the call

[The Royal Society Open Science|https://royalsocietypublishing.org/journal/rsos] is a fast, open journal publishing high-quality original research across the entire range of science based on objective peer-review. The journal is issuing a special call for Registered Report (RR) submissions that are relevant to COVID-19 in any field, including but not limited to biological, medical, economic, and psychological research.
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The journal is seeking reviewers in all fields to help with this extraordinary effort by agreeing to review manuscripts within 24 to 48 hours after accepting a review request.
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Registered Reports are a form of empirical article offered by more than 200 journals in which study proposals are peer reviewed and pre-accepted before research is undertaken (for an overview click [here|https://cos.io/rr] and [here|https://osf.io/preprints/metaarxiv/43298]. This article type offers a powerful tool for advancing research on COVID-19 by reducing publication bias and reporting bias in the growing evidence base.
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This form of rapid review for RRs has never been attempted, and for it to succeed your cooperation is needed.

!For reviewers

If you are willing to review a Stage 1 RR in your field of expertise within 24-48 hours of accepting a review request, please complete this [online form|https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGk29JgKSxfSqEpjmHmYSILgRjgBWBkBCC_xlqHvheyd0tgw/viewform]. You don’t need to be a virologist — research in a wide range of fields is relevant to COVID-19, including in maths, statistics and the social sciences. All expert reviewers are welcome, from PhD students to professors.

!For authors

For submissions, please complete your Stage 1 RR using this [online template|https://osf.io/93znh] which will help ensure clear linking of the research question, hypotheses, analysis plans and prospective interpretation. All article processing charges for these submissions are automatically waived.

!Further information

*[Short overview of the initiative|http://neurochambers.blogspot.com/2020/03/calling-all-scientists-rapid-evaluation.html]
*If you would like to join this rapid review network, please complete this [form|https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGk29JgKSxfSqEpjmHmYSILgRjgBWBkBCC_xlqHvheyd0tgw/viewform]