Peerage of Science records three different quality indices during the peer review process. One of them is representative of the quality of the reviews (PEQ) and two are representative of the manuscript quality (Number of Reviews; PAQ).
PEQ - Peerage Essay QualityPEQ is a quality index for the reviews. It is the average of the scores given to a review by other Reviewers of the same manuscript. The scores are given in three categories: Merits and Critique measure how accurate and justified the review is in identifying manuscript strengths and weaknesses, respectively, Discussion measures the merit of identifying and discussing importance, implications or improvements of the research. The scoring is from 1 to 5 in each category (1 being the lowest and 5 the highest score). PEQ (with the scores for each of the three categories) is given in Stage 2 of the peer review process. Weight of the review indicates the PEQ of the review relative to the review with highest PEQ.
Number of Reviews
Number of reviews received is an index for how interesting the manuscript is among the scientific community. Number of Reviews is given in Stage 2 of the peer review process.