Open reviews

When solicited for peer review by academic journals—if the authors have posted a public preprint—I try to post an open review (here, and on PubPeer). I send the same review to the journal (usually signed) at the same time as posting the public review.


February 6, 2021 — Open review of preprint by Naumann and colleagues: review PubPeer

Naumann, S., Byrne, M. L., de la Fuente, L. A., Harrewijn, A., PhD, Nugiel, T., Rosen, M. L., Dziobiek, I., van Atteveldt, N., & Matusz, P. J. (2020). Assessing the degree of ecological validity of your study: Introducing the Ecological Validity Assessment (EVA) Tool. DOI


January 6, 2021 — Open review of preprint by Bazeille, DuPre, and colleagues: review PubPeer

Bazeille, T., DuPre, E., Poline, J. B., & Thirion, B. (2020). An empirical evaluation of functional alignment using inter-subject decoding. bioRxiv. DOI


December 31, 2020 — Open review of preprint by Kaiser and colleagues: review PubPeer

Kaiser, D., Haeberle, G., & Cichy, R. M. (2020). Coherent natural scene structure facilitates the extraction of task-relevant object information in visual cortex. bioRxiv. DOI


December 27, 2020 — Open review of preprint by Xu and colleagues: review PubPeer

Xu, Y., Vignali, L., Collignon, O., Crepaldi, D., & Bottini, R. (2020). Brain network reconfiguration for narrative and argumentative thought. bioRxiv. DOI


November 28, 2020 — Open review of preprint by Toneva and colleagues: review PubPeer

Toneva, M., Mitchell, T. M., & Wehbe, L. (2020). Combining computational controls with natural text reveals new aspects of meaning composition. bioRxiv. DOI


November 9, 2020 — Open review of preprint by Maffei and Sessa: review PubPeer

Maffei, A., & Sessa, P. (2020). Event-related network changes unfold the dynamics of cortical integration during face processing. bioRxiv. DOI


October 29, 2020 — Open review of preprint by Di and Biswal: review PubPeer

Di, X., & Biswal, B. B. (2020). Dissecting individual differences in responses to naturalistic stimuli in functional MRI: effects of development and gender. bioRxiv. DOI


July 23, 2020 — Open review of preprint by Hawco and colleagues: review PubPeer

Hawco, C. S., Dickie, E. W., Jacobs, G., Daskalakis, Z. J., & Voineskos, A. N. (2020). Moving beyond the mean: subgroups and dimensions of brain activity and cognitive performance across domains. bioRxiv. DOI


June 8, 2020 — Open review of preprint by Coutanche and colleagues: review PubPeer

Coutanche, M. N., Akpan, E., & Buckser, R. R. (2020). Representational connectivity analysis: identifying networks of shared changes in representational strength through jackknife resampling. bioRxiv. DOI


May 15, 2020 — Open review of preprint by Papale and colleagues: review PubPeer

Papale, P., Leo, A., Handjaras, G., Cecchetti, L., Pietrini, P., & Ricciardi, E. (2019). Shape coding in occipito-temporal cortex relies on object silhouette, curvature and medial-axis. bioRxiv, 814251. DOI


August 29, 2019 — Open review of preprint by Chen and colleagues: review PubPeer

Chen, G., Taylor, P. A., Qu, X., Molfese, P. J., Bandettini, P. A., Cox, R. W., & Finn, E. S. (2019). Untangling the relatedness among correlations, part III: inter-subject correlation analysis through Bayesian multilevel modeling for naturalistic scanning. bioRxiv, 655738. DOI


August 20, 2019 — Open review of preprint by Nili and colleagues: review PubPeer

Nili, H., Walther, A., Alink, A., & Kriegeskorte, N. (2016). Inferring exemplar discriminability in brain representations. bioRxiv, 080580. DOI


August 8, 2019 — Open review of preprint by Hudson and colleagues: review PubPeer

Hudson, M., Seppälä, K., Putkinen, V., Sun, L., Glerean, E., Karjalainen, T., Hirvonen, J., Nummenmaa, L. (2019) Dissociable neural systems for unconditioned acute and sustained fear. bioRxiv, 676650. DOI


June 29, 2019 — Open review of preprint by DuPre and colleagues: review PubPeer

DuPre, E., Hanke, M., & Poline, J. (2019). Nature abhors a paywall: how open science can realize the potential of naturalistic stimuli. PsyArXiv. DOI


March 27, 2019 — Open review of software by Kent and Herholz: GitHub

Kent, J. D., Herholz, P. (2019). NiBetaSeries: task related correlations in fMRI. Journal of Open Source Software, 4(41), 1295. DOI


November 12, 2018 — Open review of software by Vallat: GitHub

Vallat, R. (2018). Pingouin: statistics in Python. Journal of Open Source Software, 3(31), 1026. DOI


May 19, 2018 — Open review of preprint by Esteban and colleagues: review

Esteban, O., Markiewicz, C. J., Blair, R. W., Moodie, C. A., Isik, A. I., Erramuzpe, A., Kent, J. D., Goncalves, M., DuPre, E., Snyder, M., Oya, H., Ghosh, S. S., Wright, J., Durnez, J., Poldrack, R. A., Gorgolewski, K. J. (2018). FMRIPrep: a robust preprocessing pipeline for functional MRI. bioRxiv, 306951. DOI


March 29, 2018 — Open review of preprint by Pallarés and colleagues: review

Pallarés, V., Insabato, A., Sanjuan, A., Kuehn, S., Mantini, D., Deco, G., & Gilson, M. (2018). Extracting orthogonal subject- and behavior-specific signatures from fMRI data using whole-brain effective connectivity. bioRxiv, 201624. DOI


January 2, 2017 — Open review of preprint by Gorgolewski and colleagues: review

Gorgolewski, K. J., Alfaro-Almagro, F., Auer, T., Bellec, P., Capota, M., Chakravarty, M. M., Churchill, N. W., Cohen, A. L., Craddock, R. C., Devenyi, G. A., Eklund, A., Esteban, O., Flandin, G., Ghosh, S. S., Guntupalli, J. S., Jenkinson, M., Keshavan, A., Kiar, G., Liem, F., Raamana, P. R., Raffelt, D., Steel, C. J., Quirion, P.-O., Smith, R. E., Strother, S. C., Varoquaux, G., Yarkoni, T., Wang, Y., Poldrack, R. A. (2017). BIDS Apps: improving ease of use, accessibility, and reproducibility of neuroimaging data analysis methods. bioRxiv, 079145. DOI