preprints

News and notes for biology, July 2018

By Ruth Lewis on July 31, 2018

Farewell and thanks! This is probably my last post on this blog. Retirement will be a new chapter for me; I’m not entirely sure what it will hold yet but I’m looking forward to finding out! Rob McFarland has been named interim biology subject liaison to work with your collection reque...

Scholarly communications selected links from May 2018

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2018

In Vote to Restore Net Neutrality Rules, Several Senators Note Importance of Open Internet for Research, Education and Equity ARL [Association of Research Libraries] Policy Notes, May 16, 2018. Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press Join Blockchain for Peer Review Project #blockchai...

News and notes for biology, April 2018

By Ruth Lewis on April 30, 2018

Students often come to the library for help locating a data set (often any data set loosely related to a topic) to analyze. The new data filters on Pubmed and PubMed Central may be useful for this task: Data Filters in PMC and PubMed. Nice idea? Casadevall A, Gow N. 2018. Using preprints for jour...

Peer review and preprints in the news, Feb. 2018

By Ruth Lewis on February 28, 2018

I was sad to see PubMed Commons to be Discontinued. I had high hopes for that sort of post-publication peer review and for the possibilities of journal club discussion postings. However I am happy to see that Hypothes.is is planning on Preserving Comments from PubMed Commons. Also in the Open Sci...

Peer reviews and preprints news and notes, Sept. 2017

By Ruth Lewis on September 28, 2017

Peer Review has been in the news a lot this month because of Peer Review Week and the Eighth International Peer Review Congress. Here is a sampling to get you started if you are interested in this topic: Journals Peer Review: Past, Present, Future and Seven Things I Learned at the Eighth Internat...

Scholarly communications selected links from late summer, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on August 30, 2017

Public access: FASTR Legislation Would Ensure Permanency of Public Access to Scientific Research (SPARC) | Open Access Can’t Wait. Pass FASTR Now (Electronic Frontier Foundation) | Does Reg Review threaten Public Access? (David Wojick) Preprints: Six New Preprint Services Join a Growing Com...

Scholarly communications selected links from May, 2017

By Ruth Lewis on May 31, 2017

Preprint news: – paleorXiv [an open source platform for Paleontology preprints, developed in collaboration with the Center for Open Science] Now open for [prelaunch] submissions! – LawArXiv – Preprints.org is now included in the OSF Preprints Search. – Elsevier enters prep...

Preprints still in the news, April 2017

By Ruth Lewis on April 29, 2017

The Stars Are Aligning for Preprints, summary post in the Scholarly Kitchen by Judy Luther Applied Physics Now in arXiv bioRxiv receives new funding for “sharing new tools in order to speed adoption and dissemination of preprints and optimize communication infrastructure in science;” ...

Preprints news from February, 2017, and why are we interested

By Ruth Lewis on February 27, 2017

I seem to mention preprints nearly every month and this month is no exception: Forecasting the Growth of Preprints in Biology Preprints – what’s in it for me?, post by Isabel Baker consisting of interviews with UK Medical Research Council researchers who have posted preprints Forthcoming open acc...

News and notes for biology, December 2016 – January 2017

By Ruth Lewis on January 31, 2017

Interested in open textbooks? You might enjoy one of these OpenStax Microbiology webinars with Senior Contributing Author Mark Scheegurt, Professor at Wichita State University. OpenStax Microbiology is produced through a collaborative publishing agreement between OpenStax and the American Society...