This post originally appeared on ReimagineReview. Preprint reviews hold the potential to build trust in preprints and drive innovation in peer review. However, the variety…
Public feedback on preprints can unlock their full potential to accelerate science.
Public preprint review can help authors improve their paper, find new collaborators, and gain visibility. It also helps readers find interesting and relevant papers and contextualize them with the reactions of experts in the field. Never has this been more apparent than in COVID-19, where rapid communication and expert commentary have both been in high demand. Yet, most feedback on preprints is currently exchanged privately.
On July 21, 2021, ASAPbio, in partnership with DORA, HHMI, and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, held a meeting to discuss how to create a culture of constructive public review and feedback on preprints.