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This ad for a 2017 tenure-track faculty search asks applicants to send in “up to 5 reprints/preprints.”
In a 2016 fall faculty candidate advertisement, candidates were prompted to submit “Relevant Publications or Submitted Manuscripts/Pre-prints”
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via Stephen Floor
The trend continues in 2018.
via Leslie Vosshall
The ad for a 2016 opening in the Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental biology department called for “a list of published manuscripts and pre-prints (no “in preparation”)”
via Needhi Bhalla
Tenure and promotion
A “preprints” category in the online faculty achievements database was announced in an email to faculty.
Wow. UCD official merit/promotion system now including space for preprints! Sweet! pic.twitter.com/9OBCvMNfQN
— Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra (@jrossibarra) January 26, 2018
Under “Tenure Eligible Track:” Candidate should submit “5-7 recent representative papers, preprints or articles in press”
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Journal license negotiation
University of California Academic Senate University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication
On April 13, 2018, The University of California Academic Senate University Committee on Library and Scholarly Communication (UCOLASC) endorsed 18 principles that should be taken into account when the University of California negotiates with publishers for journal licenses. Number two is:
“No restrictions on preprints. Our authors shall have the right to submit for publication work they have previously made available as preprints.”
via Stuart Taylor