Peer Community In

Introduction

Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena is a PCI-friendly journal.

PCI Mathematical and Computational Biology (PCI MCB) is a community created under the umbrella of the Peer Community In (PCI, https://peercommunityin.org/) initiative, a non-profit, non-commercial platform that publishes peer-reviews and recommendations of preprints, and that is supported by many universities and research organisations worldwide

PCI MCB is a specific community of researchers reviewing and recommending preprints in the field of mathematical and computational biology (for free) to turn them into valid, citable and final articles. Once recommended, a preprint can either remain on the preprint server or can be submitted to journals.

For example this preprint: https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.09.30.21264339v3
has been recommended by PCI MCB https://doi.org/10.24072/pci.mcb.100008
and then published in Mathematical Modelling of Natural Phenomena https://doi.org/10.1051/mmnp/2022008.

Preparation of your article

If your article was previously recommended by PCI, please add a section at the end of your article, before the references, titled Data Availability Statement, with the link to the PCI recommendations.

Example:

Data Availability Statement

A preprint of this article on MedrXiv has been reviewed and recommended by Peer Community in Mathematical and Computational Biology: Bastien Reyné, Quentin Richard, Camille Noûs, Christian Selinger, Mircea T. Sofonea, Ramsès Djidjou-Demasse, Samuel Alizon (2022). Non-Markovian modelling highlights the importance of age structure on Covid-19 epidemiological dynamics. Peer Community in Mathematical and Computational Biology, https://doi.org/10.24072/pci.mcb.100008.

Submission of your article

If your article was previously recommended by PCI, you should indicate at the time of submission that PCI reviewer recommendations are available:

  • Respond to the author question in Editorial Manager, and provide the DOI of the PCI recommendation in the corresponding field, in the format https://doi.org/10.24072 /pci.mcb.xxxxxx.

  • Include also this information in your cover letter for the attention of the Editor in charge of your article.

If the recommended article falls within the scope, the journal might use the PCI reviews and recommendation to strengthen or speed up the usual peer-review process of your article.

Publication of your article

If your article is accepted for publication in MMNP, a link to the PCI recommendations will be added alongside your published article.