Nature Communications has had a policy since 2016 that authors are given the option to publish the peer review history of their paper.

Are there other journals with the same initiative?

  • Authors can always do that. Personally, I started adding the "answer letter" to the reviewers as supplementary material to the paper itself. Nov 11 '18 at 17:27
  • Will that option for authors become compulsory?
    – Solar Mike
    Nov 11 '18 at 18:34
  • The BMC Series journals publish an article's review history alongside the article.
    – Ayalew A.
    Nov 12 '18 at 6:18

In the biologies, I know of at least:

as well as the BMC series mentioned in the comments. Thats just off the top of my head. I'm sure there are others.


The publisher Cooernicus has an open peer-review process, i.e. all peer-reviewer reports as well as the answers of the author(s) are published open access.


The peer reviews for several highly regarded machine learning conferences (most notably the ICLR - International Conference on Learning Representations) can be found at https://openreview.net/. While these are not 'journals' in the strictest sense, they do have a peer-review process. The setup is however double-blind.

The website, e.g. for the ICLR allows you to do the following:

  • Read the reviews and the answers from the authors
  • See the revision history
  • Check withdrawn papers
  • Add your own (anonymous) comment to any review

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