These tools contribute to the network-based and collaborative aspect of research by opening up the discussion on already published scientific results. In this way, they can be viewed as post publication review tools.
Repositories can also offer peer review functionalities. By turning repositories into evaluation platforms the quality control of the scholarly communication process is given back to the research communities.
Independent peer review services are an integral part of the review from the publishing process that aim to provide a user-friendly and transparent review process, which benefits both authors and reviewers. These platforms advocate a network-based approach that fosters the collaboration between authors, editors and reviewers to improve the paper.
These guidelines explain the rules on open access to scientific peer reviewed publications and research data that beneficiaries have to follow in projects funded or co-funded under Horizon 2020.