PCI-friendly journals declare three types of commitment concerning PCI assessments:
- They agree to accept, without further peer review, any manuscript recommended by a PCI meeting any additional procedural requirements not requiring further scientific evaluation by the journal. Such additional requirements may include compatibility with a defined disciplinary scope.
- They agree that, following the submission of a PCI-recommended article, the PCI-friendly journal will provide the authors with one of the 3 following responses within a short specified time (e.g., 5 days): 1. Acceptance with minor modifications, with no further peer review; 2. Need for further peer review before decision; 3. Not interested.
- They may use PCI reviews and recommendations for their own review processes, if appropriate.
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