Publish peer reviews

@article{Polka2018PublishPR,
  title={Publish peer reviews},
  author={Jessica K. Polka and Robert Kiley and Boyana B. Konforti and Bodo M Stern and Ronald D. Vale},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2018},
  volume={560},
  pages={545-547}
}
Jessica K. Polka and colleagues call on journals to sign a pledge to make reviewers’ anonymous comments part of the official scientific record.Jessica K. Polka and colleagues call on journals to sign a pledge to make reviewers’ anonymous comments part of the official scientific record. 

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