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Preprints in biomedical sciences

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It's time to take preprints seriously. A quick look at their history and where we are now. A talk to the postdocs group at the MRC Laboratory for Molecular Cell Biology in UCL.

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Preprints in biomedical sciences

  1. 1. Preprints Frank Norman Francis Crick Institute
  2. 2. Preprints • History • What are they • Where to find them • Things are changing • bioRxiv • Advocacy
  3. 3. History 1995 1999 2000 2013
  4. 4. What is a preprint?
  5. 5. Is it or isn’t it? • When is a preprint not a preprint?
  6. 6. Where to find them • arXiv (q-bio) • Preprints.org • Open Science Framework • bioRxiv Graph made by Jordan Anaya, http://asapbio.org/preprint-info/biology-preprints-over-time
  7. 7. Search tools • Prepubmed • Open Science Framework (OSF)
  8. 8. Changing behaviours • Journals • Funders • Institutions • Readers
  9. 9. Reading and commenting • https://haldanessieve.org • http://mathematicaloncology.blogspot.co.uk
  10. 10. bioRxiv • bioRxiv.org: the not-for-profit preprint service for life sciences • Launched November 2013 • Spans all life sciences plus clinical trials and epidemiology
  11. 11. bioRxiv by subject Richard Sever, https://image.slidesharecdn.com/preprintsscholarlyinfrastructure013017- 170130181311/95/preprints-scholarly-infrastructure-46-638.jpg?cb=1485886233
  12. 12. Advocacy (1)
  13. 13. Advocacy (2) • Stephen Curry – https://www.theguardian.com/science/occams- corner/2015/sep/07/peer-review-preprints-speed- science-journals • Michael Eisen & Leslie Vosshall – http://www.michaeleisen.org/blog/?p=1820 • MRC – http://www.insight.mrc.ac.uk/2017/02/13/preprints- whats-in-it-for-me/ • eLife – https://elifesciences.org/elife-news/accelerating- science-preprints

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