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),…
A digest of news about preprints, open peer reviews, and other innovations in publishing in the life sciences
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.