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2017 SSP 39th Annual Meeting

Concurrent 2C: Preprintapooloza! What’s Happening With Preprints?

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Concurrent 2C: Preprintapooloza! What’s Happening with Preprints?

In 2016, a number of researchers, publishers, funders, and government employees gathered at the ASAPBio meeting to discuss use of preprints in the biomedical research community. arXiv – a preprint service for physics, astronomy and computer science – has been around since the 1990s and is thriving. bioRxiv – a similar preprints service for the biomedical community launched by Cold Spring Harbor Labratory is starting to see a steeper growth curve. Elsevier recently purchased the Social Science Research Network. Funders like Wellcome Trust are encouraging preprints. Other publishers are moving into this space… It seems that preprints are coming! What does that mean for you and your organization? This session will gather together experts in the preprints community to discuss their thoughts about the future. Attend this session to better understand the researcher demand for preprints, and learn how you and your organization can adapt to embrace this form of research communication.

Moderator: Mark Johnson, PLOS
Twitter Handle: markzebrachair


Lisa Girard, Harvard Stem Cell Institute
Lisa Girard, PhD, is Director of Scientific Communications at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she works with the science writing team to create content that makes Broad science accessible to the outside world. Prior to joining the Broad Institute, Lisa was the science editor at the Harvard Stem Cell Institute, where she was a creator of StemBook, a resource for original content and thought leadership for the stem cell community. Prior to that, Lisa was a scientific editor at the California Institute of Technology where she was a founder of WormBook, an online review of C. elegans biology. Lisa received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley and completed a postdoc in C. elegans genetics at the California Institute of Technology.
Louise Page, PLOS
John Inglis, bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dr. John Inglis is the co-founder of bioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s preprint service for the life sciences. He is also the founding Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York, a not-for-profit publisher of journals, books, and online media in molecular and cellular biology. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with a Ph.D. in immunology and was previously Assistant Editor of The Lancet, founding editor of Trends in Immunology, and managing editor of other Trends journals.
Twitter Handle: JohnRInglis
Jessica Polka, ASAPbio
Jessica Polka, PhD is a visiting scholar at the Whitehead Institute and director of ASAP, a biologist-driven project to promote the productive use of preprints in the life sciences. She performed postdoctoral research in the department of Systems Biology at Harvard Medical School following a PhD in Biochemistry from UCSF. She also serves as president of the board of directors of Future of Research, a steering committee member of Rescuing Biomedical Research, a member of the NAS Next Generation Researchers Initiative, and a member of ASCB’s public policy committee.
Twitter Handle: jessicapolka