Preprints promote the rapid and open sharing of research, typically prior to formal peer review. However, they also carry another benefit: they enable peer review to proceed in new and more productive ways. Open feedback and review of preprints can promote more rigorous and informative evaluation that involves broader participation from the scholarly community. In this session, we will explore different approaches to public feedback on preprints and a vision for a future in which they change the structure of scientific communication to promote collaboration at earlier stages in the research cycle.
11:10 – 11:20 ECRs in preprint peer review (Vanessa Fairhurst, PREreview) [VIDEO] [DOWNLOAD]
11:30 – 11:40 Publishing reviews on preprints from a journal perspective (Eucidio Pimenta Arruda, Educação em Revista) [VIDEO] [DOWNLOAD]
11:40 – 11:50 Funder perspective (Kleber Neves, The Serrapilheira Institute) [VIDEO] [DOWNLOAD]
11:50 – 12:00 Early preprints / preprints in progress (Alexandra Navarro, formerly Whitehead Institute) [VIDEO] [DOWNLOAD]
12:00 – 12:40 Q&A [VIDEO]
About Jessica Polka
Jessica Polka, PhD serves as Executive Director of ASAPbio, a researcher-driven nonprofit organization working to promote innovation and transparency in life sciences publishing in areas such as preprinting and open peer review. Prior to this, she performed postdoctoral research in the department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School following a PhD in Biochemistry & Cell Biology from UCSF. Jessica is also a Plan S Ambassador, an affiliate of the Knowledge Futures Group, and a steering committee member of Rescuing Biomedical Research.
About Eucidio Pimenta Arruda
Eucidio is Editor-in-Chief of the journal Educação em Revista and head of the Department of School Administration at UFMG. He works with training students and researchers to understand the impacts of technologies, such as artificial intelligence, on primary and secondary education. He was director of innovation and methodologies, he is coordinator of the Open University of Brazil system at UFMG. Eucidio received his PhD in Education from UFMG.
About Alexandra Navarro
Alexandra is the Senior Program Coordinator for Postbaccalaureate Training at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She works to prepare students for a graduate school and a career in research. Alexandra received her PhD in Cell Biology from MIT where she worked in the laboratory of Iain Cheeseman.
About Kleber Neves
Kleber Neves has a bachelor’s degree in biomedical sciences from the Federal University of Rio de Janeir and a PhD in Neurosciences from the same institution. He did research on the evolution of the nervous system and of cognition. He was then part of the coordinating team of the Brazilian Reproducibility Initiative, working with metascience, biostatistics, reproducibility and scientometrics. He is part of the Board of Directors of ASAPBio. At Serrapilheira, he works as manager in the Science Program, taking care of the program’s impact evaluation and open science activities.
About Vanessa Fairhurst
Vanessa is Community Manager at PREreview. She works to support and empower communities of researchers, particularly those at early stages of their career and historically excluded to conduct socially conscious preprint peer review. She studied her undergraduate in European Languages and Business Management before going onto study her Master’s in Applied and Professional Ethics. Openness, accessibility, and equity have always been central to Vanessa’s work. Prior to PREreview she began her career in academia working at international development organization INASP with a focus on improving access to scholarly information and research in developing countries before supporting publishers around the world as Community Engagement Manager at Crossref.
Code of Conduct
It is expected that all participants in events promoted by SciELO follow our Code of Conduct.