Open Science Modus Operandi of Research Communication
April 25, 2023, 11:00 - 12:30 (BRT/UTC-3)
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.
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.
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