It’s been a while! Here’s what’s been keeping us busy:
New team members
We’re delighted to welcome five new people to the team! From left to right:
- Phil Bourne (Professor, University of Virginia), Jennifer Lin (Director of Product Management, Crossref), and Kristen Ratan (Co-founder and Executive Director, Collaborative Knowledge Foundation) have joined the Board of Directors.
- Naomi Penfold is our new Associate Director, taking the lead on preprint-related programming. Read more here.
- Victoria Yan, a PhD student at TU Dresden, MPI-CBG, joins us as Peer Review Registry Coordinator, an internship position (more on that below).
Calling all peer review experiments & preprint platforms
We’re collecting information about the technological platforms that support preprints as well as experiments in peer review and commentary (both within journals and operated as independent platforms).
If you notice any missing information, please add it to the linked sheets! Your input will help us as we prepare to release resources covering both of these areas.
Communities of researchers are become more comfortable with preprinting, but not necessarily with the varied options available for licensing that work. To help increase awareness of how Creative Commons licensing choices affect preprinters, we collaborated with PLOS and Creative Commons to release two resources on preprint licensing last October: an infographic (reproduced here) and a more comprehensive FAQ.
We encourage these resources to be reused and would love to hear your continued feedback on how to improve them!
News from around the web
Since our last newsletter in July, quite a lot has happened in the world of preprinting and publishing peer review:
- HHMI leaders publish a proposal for the future of scientific publishing (2019-02-12)
- bioRxiv announces rollout of full-text HTML for all preprints (2019-02-03)
- 10 more Wiley journals offer published peer review after 83% of Clinical Genetics authors opt-in (2019-01-24)
- Results of a 5-journal trial to publish peer review: no compromise to “willingness to review, recommendations, or turn-around times” (2019-01-18)
- ICMJE updates preprint recommendations (pdf) (2018-12-31)
- Genome Biology to publish reviewer reports for all submissions from January following trial that showed no negative impact on peer review (2018-12-05)
- Wellcome requires preprints for research with significant public health benefits (eg during disease outbreaks) effective 2020 (2018-11-05)
- Journals & infrastructure providers propose metadata schema for published peer reviews (2018-10-17)
- 200 MDPI journals enable the publication of peer reviews (2018-10-12)
- PKP and SciELO announce development of open source Preprint Server system (2018-09-21)
- Wiley introduces workflow to publish peer review history via Publons (2018-09-13)
- The Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) announces it will accept preprints (2018-08-20)
- PLOS links to preprint versions of published articles (2018-07-20)
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