A digest of news about preprints, open peer reviews, and other innovations in publishing in the life sciences
“EMBO Press has now gone one step further to extend scooping protection to the day of posting the preprint version of the manuscript.”
Preprints are able to receive a DOI that eventually will link to the published paper
The Data-Driven Discovery group at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation released a post on Medium today soliciting feedback on proposed changes to their policies on a variety of open access practices. Preprints are discussed as follows: Ideally, all journal articles would first be available as preprints. Preprints are versions of your manuscript that are not…
On May 20, 2016, a Simons Foundation initiative, SFARI, announced that it has changed its policies to support and encourage the use of preprints. The Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) recently made two important changes that we hope will help to accelerate the pace of autism research. First, we changed our grant award letter…
Marty Chalfie recently sent the following message to readers of The Worm Breeder’s Gazette: February 19, 2016 Dear Fellow Worm Workers, I have just returned from a very exciting meeting on archiving of manuscripts (preprints) in the biological sciences organized by Daniel Colón Ramos, Jessica Polka, Ron Vale, and Harold Varmus (See asapbio.org for more information),…
In their September 17 opinion piece, “Don’t Delay News of Medical Breakthroughs,” Eric Topol and Harlan Krumholz call for rapid publication of scientific results.
A group of NIH authors have released a new article-level metric called the RCR, which normalizes an article’s citations to those in its network. http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2015/10/22/029629
Ron Vale’s article detailing changes in communicating biomedical science and the potential benefits of the widespread use of preprints is now available at PNAS. The article previously appeared as a preprint on BiorXiv.