Present and past LivePREJCs: PREreview's community live-streamed preprint journal clubs
Below is a list of upcoming live-streamed preprint journal clubs (LivePREJCs) as well as those hosted in the past. To learn more about what to expect and how to solicit our help to organize one, please read here
PREreview-PLOS Open Access Week Preprint Journal Club Information
Join us for the OA Week PLOS/PREreview live-streamed preprint journal clubs! REGISTER HERESCHEDULEDONE! Neuroscience – 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 MoscaCollaborative notes and info to join this call: Neuroscience EtherpadPREreview available here. DONE! 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 LaderasCollaborative notes and info to join this call: Bioinformatics EtherpadPREreview available here. DONE! 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 PoisotCollaborative notes and info to join this call: Ecology EtherpadPREreview available here.What are PREreview Live-Streamed Preprint Journal Clubs? #LivePREJC
OIST E&E PREreview JC "Biodiversity trends are stronger in marine than terrestrial assemblages"
Biodiversity trends are stronger in marine than terrestrial assemblagesShane Blowes, Sarah Supp, Laura Antao, Amanda Bates, Helge Bruelheide, Jonathan Chase, Faye Moyes, Anne Magurran, Brian McGill, Isla Myers-Smith, Marten Winter, Anne Bjorkman, Diana Bowler, Jarrett EK Byrnes, Andrew Gonzalez, Jes Hines, Forest Isbell, Holly Jones, Laetitia Navarro, Patrick Thompson, Mark Vellend, Conor Waldock, Maria DornelasbioRxiv, October 30th, 2018doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/457424Overview and take-home messages:Blowes et al. tackle an impressive and large undertaking in this paper by attempting to disentangle global biodiversity trends through a meta-analysis of data from 358 studies. By dividing the available data by biome and taxa, the authors were able to detect different biodiversity trends in marine and terrestrial biomes. Tropical marine biomes, particularly the Caribbean, have a more negative deviation from the mean trend in species richness and more positive deviations from the overall trend in species turnover--species are turning over more quickly in marine biomes. The analyses demonstrate that mean local species richness is not decreasing, but many individual regions deviate significantly from the overall mean. The results have important implications for how we discuss changes in biodiversity in the anthropocene, but it is important to make clear that locally static species richness does not equate to globally static species richness, and species are going extinct at an alarming rate. Overall, this paper presents careful analyses and is clearly written, however, there are a few issues that, if addressed, we feel could improve future versions of the manuscript.
Live-streamed preprint Journal Club on "EMT network-based feature selection improves prognosis prediction in lung adenocarcinoma" – October 23, 2018
This is a review of the bioRxiv preprint "EMT network-based feature selection improves prognosis prediction in lung adenocarcinoma" by Borong Shao, Maria Bjaanæs, Åslaug Helland, Christof Schütte, Tim Conrad, doi:10.1101/410472. This review was compiled from a discussion during the live-streamed Bioinformatics preprint journal club as part of an Open Access Week effort organized by the PREreview team and PLOS. Event details can be found here, and the collaborative Etherpad showing all the journal club notes can be found here.In addition to those named as authors above, the participants who wished to be acknowledged for their contributions to this review are as follows: Samantha Hindle, Paul Goetsch, and Bradly Alicea.
MozFest 2017 Session– Changing the scientific publishing ecosystem: preprints and beyond
The following notes were taken by Naomi Penfold, eLIFE Innovation Officer, during our session at MozFest 2017
is a link to our short slide deck.
Welcome everyone! We are excited to see you and we hope you are having a fantastic time at MozFest 2017.
Who are we?
* Daniela Saderi, neuroscientist at OHSU. I love organising community events, including Science Hack Day Portland. Originally from Sardinia (it's beautiful!)
* Samantha Hindle, "post"-postdoc at UCSF, from scarborough, UK. I'm a neuroscientist too.
We are ASAPbio ambassadors! We advocate for preprints in the life sciences, and have built PREreview to enable researchers to review preprints in their journal clubs and online.
* Naomi Penfold, eLife - I'm here to help Dani and Sam to encourage the adoption of preprints.
Neurobiology and Reproducibility Journal Club
Gender and international diversity improves equity in peer review Dakota Murray, Kyle Siler, Vincent Lariviére, Wei Mun Chan, Andrew M. Collings, Jennifer Raymond, Cassidy R Sugimoto bioRxiv, v1 (August 29 2018) https://doi.org/10.1101/400515
PREreview of OA Week Live-streamed Neuroscience preprint JC
This is a review of the bioRxiv preprint "Sex Differences in Aggression: Differential Roles of 5-HT2, Neuropeptide F and Tachykinin" by Andrew N Bubak, Michael J Watt, Kenneth J Renner, Abigail A Luman, Jamie D Costabile, Erin J Sanders, Jaime L Grace, and John Swallow. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/407478 This review was compiled from discussion points raised during a PREreview live-streamed preprint journal club as part of Open Access Week, 2018. The event details can be found here and the collaborative Etherpad showing all the journal club notes can be found here. In addition to those named as authors above, the participants who wished to be acknowledged for their contributions to this review are as follows: Dariusz K. Murakowski, Tim Koder, and Daniela Saderi.
Discussing the culture of preprints with auditory neuroscientists
I started writing this memo while on an airplane, flying back from sunny San Diego. While definitely one of the highlights of the trip, the sunshine was not the reason for my visit to Southern California. Instead, I was there with hundreds of other auditory neuroscientists from all over the world to attend the 41th MidWinter Meeting of the Association for Research in Otolaryngology (ARO).
Mozilla Mini Grant Application (June 3, 2017)
Here is how it all started. Two researchers and ASAPbio Ambassadors met at a Mozilla Working Open Workshop
in April 2017. A PhD student (Daniela) and a postdoctoral fellow (Sam) decided to volunteer some of their time to develop guidelines to help researchers from all around the world start preprint journal clubs. We believed this would have contributed positively to spreading the word and value of preprints in the scientific community, as well as helped early-career researchers master their skills in peer review.
During the Mozilla Science Global Sprint, June 2-3 2017, we wrote our application to the first Mozilla Science Mini-Grant. We asked for enough money to support 20 beta testers by covering the cost of snacks and beverage for two preprint journal clubs. And we were awarded
Since then, a lot has happened, including starting PREreview thank to the help of the Authorea team and the support of many others who share our mission.
Since July, our application has been posted on our project GitHub
, but we wanted to have it on PREreview as well. So below is our full proposal. Thank you!