This calendar lists publicly-accessible events relevant to preprints in the life sciences. They are not necessarily organized or endorsed by ASAPbio.
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May 31, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
TRANSPOSE is a new, grassroots initiative aiming to crowdsource a list of journal policies for (1) open peer review policies, (2) co-reviewer policies, and (3) pre-printing policies.
During this one-hour online event, we will provide a brief overview of the project and run through a tutorial for contributing (It’s very easy, all done in your browser, and does not require any coding knowledge). Then we’ll spend some time working on contributions together (so if you get stuck, there’s someone to ask). Finally, we’ll get your feedback on how to move the project forward.
While there are fantastic databases that indicate whether archiving a preprint is allowed (Sherpa/RoMEO) and whether journals are partnered with Publons, to our knowledge, there is no database of information on topics such as:
- the openness of peer review (whether the content of peer reviews and the identities of reviewers are published, or whether reviews can be transferred to other journals),
- recognition for peer review (whether postdoc co-reviewers are acknowledged),
- detailed policies on preprinting (for example, what version is ok to post, whether preprints can be cited, and what licenses and media coverage of preprints are permitted).
Without this kind of information, it’s difficult to monitor or advocate for changes that would make scholarly publishing more open and fair. It’s also difficult for authors to easily compare different journals to make choices that support their needs and interests in open communication.
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