Open Access Week Preprint Journal Club Information
Join us for the OA Week PLOS/PREreview live-streamed preprint journal clubs! REGISTER HERESCHEDULENeuroscience – Monday October 22, 2018 – 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 4pm UTCPreprint: Sex Differences in Aggression: Differential Roles of 5-HT2, Neuropeptide F and Tachykinin Facilitators: Samantha Hindle (PREreview) and Daniela Saderi (PREreview)Expert: Dr. Tim Mosca Bioinformatics – Tuesday October 23, 2018 – 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 4pm UTCPreprint: EMT network-based feature selection improves prognosis prediction in lung adenocarcinoma Facilitators: Daniela Saderi (PREreview) and Monica Granados (PREreview)Experts: Dr. Shannon McWeeney and Dr. Ted Laderas Ecology – Wednesday October 24, 2018 – 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 4pm UTCPreprint: Host-parasite interaction explains variation in prevalence of avian haemosporidians at the community level Facilitators: Jessica Polka (ASAPbio) and Steven Burgess (University of Illinois)Expert: Dr. Timothée Poisot
Welcome to PREreview!
"If you want to be one year behind, don’t read bioRxiv” – Jeff LeekWelcome to PREreview! On PREreview you can collaboratively write reviews of preprints. This project was born in April 2017 as a collaboration between Samantha Hindle and Daniela Saderi, scientists and ASAPbio Ambassadors, with help from Josh Nicholson at Authorea. ASAPbio (Accelerating Science And Publication in biology) is a non-profit organization dedicated to spreading the word about preprints to accelerate scientific discovery.As of October 2018, we are proud to have become an official project fiscally sponsored by Code for Science and Society. Lear more in this blog post.Our Mission PREreview seeks to diversify peer review in the academic community by crowdsourcing pre-publication feedback to improve the quality of published scientific output, and to train early-career researchers (ECRs) in how to review others' scientific work. We want to facilitate a cultural shift in which every scientist posts, reads, and engages with preprints as standard practice in scholarly publishing. We see PREreview as a hub to support and nurture the growth of a community that openly exchanges timely, constructive feedback on emerging scientific outputs. We believe that by empowering ECRs through peer review training programs, thereby increasing the diversity of researchers involved in the peer review process, PREreview will help establish a healthier and more sustainable culture around research dissemination and evaluation.
PREreview: Meet Our Advisory Committee
We are proud to introduce you to the members of our Advisory Committee. These fantastic people have been unofficially supporting us throughout the launch of PREreview, and we are honored that they have agreed to continue their support in a more official fashion. We look forward to building and improving PREreview together.
Getting started on PREreview: a step-by-step guide
This is a step-by-step guide on how to create your own Preprint Journal Club on PREreview.
Live PREreview Journal Clubs (#LivePREJC)
At PREreview we are huge supporters of preprint journal clubs
! We love journal clubs so much that we thought we would facilitate topic-centered, cross-institutional journal clubs, run live thanks to the magical power of the Internet. Here, we have put together some information on how to start your own Live PREreview Journal Club
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How to get started:
- Choose a preprint you wish to discuss at a LivePREJC (find out more about what preprints are and where to find them).
- Find a few other scientists or researchers, preferably at different career levels and from different institutions, who would like to participate in the LivePREJC. Our team will help you recruit more participants if you cannot find them on your own.
- Fill out this form to formally request a LivePREJC and our logistic support.
- If you are not the preprint author, you can contact the corresponding author(s) and let them know about the LivePREJC. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, please let us know and we will do it on your behalf. You can also choose not to include the author in the discussion.
What you can expect for the LivePREJC: