What Do Researchers Think about Scholarly Publishing? Five Key Takeaways from a New Survey by cOAlition S

A comprehensive and high quality survey of researcher attitudes toward the scholarly publishing process was published last week. The joint product of a consultation with Research Consulting and the Centre for Science and Technology Studies (CWTS) Leiden, a wide-ranging report on the survey, along with the complete dataset and survey materials, are now available. The…

A crowdsourced kind peer review guide for ECRs in Ecology and Evolution

This is a post written by Gracielle Higino about her community project that was funded in 2023. I was tired of hearing students and colleagues sharing their bad experiences with reviewers. I was tired of working really hard to submit a paper for publication and receiving inconsiderate reviews and editorial decisions. We needed a change…

Empowering Researchers: Leveraging Preprints for Academic Advancement

Guest post by; Doherty Funmilayo PhD, Atoyebi Abdulwakeel O., Balogun Peter, Aguh Anthony and Adamolekun Emmanuel  A hybrid training titled “Empowering Researchers: Leveraging Preprints for Academic Advancement” was organized by Yaba College of Technology, Centre for Research Support and Grants Management, Lagos, Nigeria on March 11, 2024 and sponsored by ASAPbio as one of their…

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Laying the foundation for preprints at EMBL – an interview with Victoria Yan

Victoria Yan started her preprint advocate journey as the Project Coordinator for ASAPbio’s ReimagineReview. She is now an Open Science Research Information Specialist at EMBL in Heidelberg, Germany. In the following interview, we discuss how EMBL is promoting the use of recognition of preprints from an institutional perspective. How do preprints fit into the bigger…

Scientists sat around a table reviewing preprints with snacks inlcuding apples

Apply for support in converting your journal club to a preprint review club

Traditional journal clubs are present in most labs and departments bringing together early career researchers to discuss and review a chosen article. These groups effectively perform peer review but often don’t share the comments with the authors. This year ASAPbio is launching a fund to support current journal clubs in performing (and sharing) peer reviews…

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2023: Another successful year for the ASAPbio Fellows

In 2023 we progressed 38 people through the third installment of the ASAPbio Fellows program. Together this group participated in cohort calls to provide fundamental knowledge and training around preprints in addition to multiple projects, which we celebrate here.  Awareness of preprints in Africa The adoption of preprints across the globe has not been equitable,…