Research assessment frameworks in India: Assessing the role of preprints

Tuesday, 7 June 2022 5-6:30pm Mumbai Preprints are increasingly used, but we know that their use varies widely across geographical regions (Abdill et al.). The countries where the use of preprints is most widespread overlap with those where funding organizations and institutions have signaled support for preprints for the dissemination of research works. India is…

Banner announcing Review Commons policy update

New policy: Review Commons makes preprint review fully transparent

In a major step toward promoting preprint peer review as a means of increasing transparency and efficiency in scientific publishing, Review Commons is updating its policy: as of 1 June 2022, peer reviews and the authors’ response will be posted by Review Commons to bioRxiv or medRxiv when authors transfer their refereed preprint to the first affiliate journal. By Thomas…

Become a crowd preprint reviewer and support public feedback on preprints

Following our successful trial last year, we are thrilled to announce that ASAPbio will pursue crowd preprint review activities in 2022. Join us in supporting public feedback on preprints by becoming a crowd preprint reviewer! We are expanding the activities to include different disciplines. In addition, we are delighted to collaborate with SciELO Preprints to…

Logos of participants in the ASAPbio preprint reviewer recruitment network

Preprint reviews & comments enabled journals to find dozens of new reviewers & editors

In our 6-month trial of the Preprint Reviewer Recruitment Network, participating journals made 124 total additions to their reviewer databases; they also extended 28 invitations to review and 62 invitations to advisory or editorial boards. We plan to extend the program into a second phase. Many early-career researchers want to get involved with journal peer…

Preprints in Motion, a podcast discussing exciting new preprints with their early-career authors

By Jonny Coates (@JACoates) & Emma Wilson (@ELWilson92) Podcasts have exploded in popularity in recent years, with over 504 million people listening to podcasts across the world, representing an exciting avenue for scientific communication. Similarly, preprints have seen unprecedented usage and become a vital conduit to sharing scientific findings during a global pandemic. Although a…

The next three years of ASAPbio: expanding culture change, supporting preprint review, and broadening the use of preprints

We’re delighted to announce that we will be continuing our work on preprints and open peer review through 2024 with a combined $250,000 per year in funding committed from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), and the Simons Foundation. This generous support will sustain ASAPbio’s mission to accelerate discovery in the…

Survey: how early would you preprint and what feedback would you like?

During the pandemic, research communication and progress has accelerated through the massively increased posting of preprints. The increased use of preprints is a positive development, however, most preprints still take the form of traditional research papers posted shortly before or in parallel to their submission to a journal. As a result, preprints generally appear 4…