Can I opt out of In Review?

Modified on Tue, 14 May 2024 at 12:53 PM

In Review is entirely optional; at the end of the journal submission process for participating journals, authors can opt out of In Review by ticking the box that says “No, my co-authors and I would not like to opt in to In Review."


If you have opted in to In Review but subsequently decide not to participate, you may opt out as long as the preprint has not yet been posted. Once the preprint is posted, you will no longer be able to opt out of In Review.

The corresponding author has sole access to the ability to opt out of In Review, and they can use the below steps to do so.

1. Click on the title of the preprint from the article list.

2. Select the “Peer Review timeline” from the left hand menu

3. Select the “Opt out of In Review” option on the right side.

Screenshot of Peer Review Timeline highlighting the "Opt out of In Review" option in the panel on the right hand side.

4. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm that you would like to opt out of In Review as the action is irreversible.Screenshot of pop-up message which advises the action is irreversible and seeks user confirmation.

You should receive an email from Research Square that confirms that you have opted out of In Review and will not receive a preprint for that particular journal submission.

For additional help with opting out, please contact us.

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