UKSG Webinar – “Preprints Are Changing the Landscape”

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 | 8 am EDT

This is a fantastic opportunity to listen to expert speakers with no travelling required. This is a free webinar – Please note that advance registration is required. All registrants receive a link to a recording of the webinar so they can listen again at a convenient time.

Preprints: where are we now? by Jessica Polka
What are preprints, and why are they growing so rapidly in many disciplines? Focusing on the life sciences, I’ll provide an overview of the kinetics of their adoption as well as key policy developments by funders, universities, journals, and infrastructure providers. Drawing on a recent survey of preprint server practices (, I’ll describe the current landscape of preprint servers and discuss considerations in selecting among them.

An academic’s experience of preprints by Stephen Royle
Preprints are changing the way we do science. They have positively disrupted scientific publishing and shaken up other many aspects of the research enterprise such as research evaluation during hiring and promotion. Stephen will talk about his experiences with bioRxiv, the main preprint server in biology. His research group deposited their first preprint on bioRxiv in Feb 2014 and they now preprint all of their work prior to journal submission.

Preprints – Finding their place in scholarly research by Judy Luther
The rapid adoption of preprints across disciplines has shifted the landscape of scholarly publishing.  Preprints are part of a larger transition to include born-digital works emerging from the scholarly workflow, challenging assumptions, altering reference points and raising questions about processes.