[Purposes] The study is to survey and analyze the development of the cascading peer review and discuss its impact on the publishing industry of journals.[Methods] We extensively collected and organized the cascading peer review information and literatures, analyzed the development history and current status of cascading peer review through literature data method and logical analysis method, and discussed the promotion effect and potential limitations of cascading peer review to journal publishing. [Findings] Cascading peer review has a significant role in accelerating the publication of manuscripts, integrating review resources, creating journal groups, preventing the outflow of manuscripts, and reducing journal operating costs. Such a review mode has great application perspectives, and has gradually been adopted by some international publishers. [Conclusions] Cascading peer review has changed the author's submission strategy, and will have a profound impact on the international flow of manuscripts. Cascading peer review would be used as references for the construction of top academic journals, the development of manuscript sharing mode, and the construction of internationally influential journal groups in China, and compete for the publishing rights and academic leadership.
Cascading peer review,
Transferable peer review,