By Victoria Yan Why develop a preprint review taxonomy? Dozens of projects organizing peer review of preprints are active or being developed. In this landscape…
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.