Research during the pandemic accelerated discussions surrounding the value of preprints. Preprint services, such as the venerable arXiv and more recent bioRxiv, are accepted steps in the publication pathways. Are existing models sustainable? What issues are there with regard to infrastructure? Should there be some process for validation or rejection? How much understanding of the limitations of preprints is properly communicated to journalists or other interested parties? This virtual conference follows up on the 2019 preprint event sponsored by NISO. What progress has been made?
Among others, confirmed participants include Alberto Pepe, Director of Product, Wiley; Bruce Rosenblum, Vice President, Content and Workflow Solutions, Atypon; Kathryn Funk, Program Manager, PubMed Central, NLM; Kyle Lo, Research Scientist, Semantic Scholar, Allen Institute for Artificial Information (AI2); Leslie McIntosh, CEO, Ripeta; and Richard Sever, Assistant Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Co-founder of medRxiv and bioRxiv.
Background Reading on Preprints (NISO Publications)
1, Open Access: The Role and Impact of Preprint Servers, January 2020
This is a write-up of a two-day event sponsored by NISO in November 2019. The 2021 event builds on areas of concern surfaced during that set of discussions.
2. Why “What is A Preprint?” is the Wrong Question, December 2019
Jessica Polka, ASAPBio
3. To Preprint or Not to Preprint, December 2019
Sara Rouhi, PLOS
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