Newsletter Vol 25: Take our survey, open peer review trends, meet the ASAPbio Fellows & more

Share your views about preprints – take the surveyASAPbio and the attendees of the #biopreprints2020 workshop are looking to get community feedback on the perceived benefits and concerns around preprints. We are seeking perspectives from a wide range of stakeholders involved in research communication to better understand how preprinting is perceived across stakeholder groups and research disciplines. Complete…

Racial disparities in science and publishing

As a step toward combating the systemic anti-Black racism in academia, we paused most of our normal activity on June 10 to participate in #ShutDownSTEM and examine how we can better support Black colleagues. The scientific enterprise, including scientific communication, isn’t equitable (for example, bias and economic barriers limit participation in reading and writing journal…

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What are the benefits and challenges of preprints? Share your views

While the use of preprints has increased over the last years, preprint awareness and attitudes vary widely across research communities and among stakeholders in research communication. Stakeholders interact with preprints to varying degrees, via different channels and for different purposes; a better understanding of what benefits and concerns the different stakeholders associate with preprints is…

Newsletter vol 24: Preprints on Pubmed, community call, hiring for temporary role, #ShutDownSTEM

Preprints are in PubMed On the topic of preprints, “how do I find them?” remains one of the most common questions. While several search tools already index preprints, many require researchers to look outside of their normal workflows.  On June 9, the National Library of Medicine announced a pilot to include NIH-funded preprints in PubMed and PMC beginning this week.…

Preprint FAQ refresh

When we first launched our Preprint FAQ in 2016, the biology preprint landscape looked dramatically different from its present form, both in terms of its usage and prominence among researchers as well as its integration into scholarly communication workflows. While we’ve made periodic updates, the whole package was due for a refresh. We’ve been honored…