Harnessing cross-institutional journal clubs to assess and review preprints

Organizer Felix Richter (Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, University of Oxford) Nicolas Vabret (Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York) Website COVID-19 Literature Review Oxford COVID-19 Mount Sinai References: 1 Vabret N, Samstein R, Fernandez N, Merad M; Sinai Immunology Review Project; Trainees; Faculty. Advancing scientific knowledge in times of pandemics. Nat Rev Immunol.…

Transforming Peer Review through Mentorship and Community Engagement

Organizer PREreview: Antoinette Foster, Monica Granados, Samantha Hindle, Katrina Murphy, Daniela Saderi Simply Secure: Georgia Bullen, Carissa Yao Website or social media links  https://prereview.org  https://twitter.com/PREreview_ https://github.com/prereview Current stage of development Ongoing / idea Project duration 2 years Update How has your project changed? The Sprint confirmed that our project roadmap is developing along the right…

Unfold Research

Organizer Dragan Okanovic Website or social media links unfoldresearch.com twitter.com/UnfoldResearch Current stage of development Ongoing project Project duration first phase – 8mth, additional phases – 4yrs+ Update Since the Kickoff, the project’s architecture was mostly rethought, both at the backend implementation side as well as UX side. How has your project changed? It hasn’t changed…

bims: Biomed News

Organizer Directed by Gavin McStay (Staffordshire University), founded by Thomas Krichel (Open Library Society) Website or social media links http://biomed.news Current stage of development Ongoing Project duration Indefinite Project aims Bims is a rapid dissemination system for new papers in PubMed. Bims is powered by human selectors acting as machine teachers.How does this benefit preprints? We expect that PubMed will increase…

Putting peers at the heart of peer review

Organizer Life Science Editors (Helen Pickersgill, Angela Andersen, Marie Bao, Carol Featherstone, Shawna Hiley, Sabbi Lall, Li-Kuo Su) Website or social media links www.lifescienceeditors.com Current stage of development  Idea Project duration Indefinitely Update How has your project changed? We introduced an additional option to incentivize authors to initiate peer review. As an alternative to requesting…

Piloting peer review overlay services on a distributed network of preprint servers and repositories

Organizer Kathleen Shearer and Paul Walk, COAR; Herbert Van de Somple, DANS; Martin Klein, Los Alamos National Lab along with several other partners from the repository, preprint and peer review services Website or social media links Current stage of development  Ready to be implemented Project duration 2 years Update Since the kickoff, it was affirmed…

CrowdPeer

Organizer Louis Fisher and Huw Williams (CrowdPeer) Website or social media links www.thecrowdpeer.com https://twitter.com/crowdpeer Current stage of development Ongoing Project Project duration Indefinite Update How has your project changed? Added a code of conduct to guide intended use. Added reviewer guidance section describing what comments are expected within the comments section. Further developed reviewer recognition…

Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Organizer Chris Baur, Marek Łaska, Chrissy Prater, Michele Avissar-Whiting (Research Square) Website or social media links https://www.researchsquare.com/ Current stage of development  Idea Project duration 6-month trial Update Since the Kickoff, we have thought through 1) what a minimal viable product looks like for demonstrating proof of concept and 2) how to concretize what started out…

Leveraging Smart Citations as Preprint Commentary and Review

Organizer Josh Nicholson, co-founder and CEO of scite Website or social media links https://scite.ai/ twitter.com/scite Project duration Ongoing project Project duration Indefinitely Project aims Overview of the challenge to overcome Reviewing and curating preprints openly at scale is challenging.  The ideal outcome or output of the project Implementation of the scite Smart Citation badge (https://scite.ai/badge)…

Preprint review and curation by content type

Organizer Daniel Mietchen, School of Data Science, University of Virginia, @EvoMRI Project status ongoing Project duration ongoing Project aims Background Peer review of preprints typically has two main components (a) general comments on parameters like the quality, scope, topicality or structure of the manuscript and (b) comments on details, e.g. inaccuracies, missing references, confusing plot parameters,…

Call for proposals to encourage preprint curation and peer review

Community feedback on preprints makes rapid science more robust. Review and commentary can help authors improve their articles; curation can provide readers with helpful context and enhance discoverability. But despite the benefits, barriers to reviewing and curating preprints remain. Potential reviewers and curators see few incentives to organize and comment on preprints, and reviews can…

Welcome to Clinician’s Corner

A series aimed at opening the dialogue surrounding preprint usage in the clinical community. Run by the ASAPbio Fellows Vanessa Bortoluzzi, Kirsty Ferguson, Suraj Kannan and Aleksandra Petelski. Today, scientific discovery moves at a faster pace than even a decade ago [1]. However, the publishing process required by journals does not seem able to keep…