Peer review is a vital component of modern scientific research that involves challenging assumptions and pushing fields forward. In the current structure, journals request peer review services on a voluntary basis from researchers (e.g. faculty and post-docs), despite charging oftentimes exorbitant fees for the publication they are requesting review upon. Proper peer review requires that researchers maintain at the cutting edge of their respective fields, which leaves them tight on time. Unsurprisingly, researchers often don’t have the time commitment nor the financial incentive to do the laborious peer review for these articles, and thus articles get bottlenecked in the journal submission process. Misaligned incentives are stifling the pace of science and by extension blunting the efficiency of funding structures.