Remarq frequent asked questions

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Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about Remarq

To create an account via the Remarq web site, go to this page and create your free Remarq account. You can register for Remarq using your LinkedIn account, your ORCID account, or your email address.

If you’re on a journal that uses Remarq, you can click on the Q icon and create your Remarq account instantly without leaving the site you’re on.

Using your LinkedIn or ORCID account is the easiest way to connect to Remarq. You don’t need to remember a new password, and all your basic profile information (name, email address, and profile photo) will be imported directly from your LinkedIn or ORCID account.

Remarq gives you the ability to make public comments as you read an article.

When you want to comment on an article, select the related text and choose the Comment option from the small pop-up menu of options that appears. Simply write out your comment within the Remarq panel, which will open automatically.
If you want to make an overall comment about the article, go to the Comment option on the Remarq widget at the top of the article to make your comment.

There is an area for you to make any necessary disclosures (e.g., financial interests or other things readers should know about why you’re making the comment).

Some journals may require you to complete this disclosure statement.

Remarq categorizes journals within a large set of subject areas. If Remarq knows you are qualified in a subject area of the journal you’re reading, your comment will be published as soon as you submit it. Otherwise, your comment will be saved as private, and you will be asked to complete an application form in order to become a qualified user in the subject area(s) of the journal.

You do not need to have a Remarq account to see public comments. All users can see the public comments of qualified Remarq users.

Remarq gives you the ability to leave yourself notes (make annotations) as you read an article.

You can create a note by selecting the text on the article you read and then choose the Note option from the small pop-up menu that appears. Simply save your note on the Remarq panel, which will open automatically.

If you want to make and save an overall note about the article you’re reading, go to the Notes option on the Remarq widget at the top of the article and make your note.

Notes and highlights are private annotations, and do not require any level of qualification relative to the journal. Comments are public and can only be made by a qualified user. Comments also have disclosure options or requirements.

To edit or delete a note, open the Remarq widget, click on the Notes tab, select the note, click on the three dots to the upper right, and then select Edit or Delete.

Yes. You can edit or delete your public comments whenever you want. Just open the Remarq widget, click on the Comments tab, select the comment you want to edit or delete, click on the three dots to the upper right, and then press Edit or Delete.

Comments are held if Remarq hasn’t recorded a match between a journal’s content categories and a user’s expertise categories. If this occurs, your comment will be saved as private (only you can see it). Remarq then invites you to apply more information to your profile, after which our moderators will review and update your profile accordingly. You will be notified after this review is completed.

If you are already a qualified user on the required field(s) of expertise for the journal you’re using, and you still cannot see your comment, please contact us at

To see your notes, you must be logged in to Remarq. If you are logged in and you still cannot see your comment, please contact us at

To ensure high quality comments and prevent abuse, Remarq allows only qualified users to make public comments. Qualified users are professionals with proven experience (professional or academic) in the relevant subject of interest. Remarq categorizes and classifies journals and users using a taxonomy, which can be found here.

Until the verification process is completed, public comments will be stored on user’s account as private. Once verified as qualified in a field, this qualification applies across Remarq. There is no need to repeat the process.

To see the fields in which Remarq has registered your qualification, just open the Remarq panel and click on your profile picture. This will open your profile. The fields Remarq has qualified you within are listed in the Fields of Expertise section under your name and email address. This area will not appear if Remarq hasn’t yet registered any information about your relevant qualifications.

Currently, Remarq users can only request to become qualified users in new fields of expertise by first posting a comment on a journal that does not match any of your current areas of expertise as listed in Remarq. When you comment on a journal article using Remarq, and Remarq does not know you’re qualified in the topic area, you will be asked to apply further information for our moderators to assess.

To edit your profile, click on your profile picture on the bar along the left side of the Remarq panel. Click on the fields you want to change in order to edit them. Once your changes are made, press Save.

Near the top of article pages in journals using Remarq, you’ll see a Remarq widget. Simply click on the Share button. The Remarq panel will open on a page where you can add the email(s) of the people you want to share the article with. Simply add the email addresses, and confirm when your list is complete. The recipients will receive a link to the PDF, where they can see any comments and make their own notes, annotations, and comments using Remarq.

With Remarq, you can see comments, notes, annotations, and highlights made within the article on the web site (the HTML version) in the PDF version, as long as you are using the Remarq viewer. You can also make notes, annotations, and comments in the PDF within the Remarq viewer, and these will show up in the web (HTML) version.

As Remarq develops over the coming weeks and months, users will benefit from:

  • Complete, data-rich profiles built around your publication history
  • Connections with other Remarq users
  • Post-publication reviews on journals that wish to enable this feature
  • Updates from editors and authors
  • Recommendations for articles and connections
  • Groups for collaboration
  • Topical polls to gauge current professional opinion

Remarq is easy to add to your journals if you’re a publisher. The technical requirements are minimal, and you can choose to run it on one journal, on a few journals, or across your entire portfolio. Remarq adapts easily to any design. And it’s an intuitive system that runs without any additional investments in staff or infrastructure.

If you are a publisher and wish to add Remarq to improve editorial engagement and user collaboration, please contact us.

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