Navigation Links
PeerJ launches PeerJ PrePrints -- a 'preprint server' for the biological and medical sciences
Date:4/3/2013

PeerJ, the Open Access publisher of the peer-reviewed journal PeerJ, today launched 'PeerJ PrePrints' an entirely new 'preprint server' for the Biological and Medical Sciences. With the launch of PeerJ PrePrints, the publication ecosystem of PeerJ is now complete.

For an academic article, publication in a peer reviewed journal is simply the end point in what has typically been a lengthy process of drafts, comments from colleagues, and revisions. The physical sciences have, for a long time, circulated these drafts (or 'preprints') amongst their colleagues in a community-wide practice which culminated in the creation of the successful arXiv preprint server. However, despite the apparent benefits of gaining early feedback, preprint servers have not taken off in the Biological or Medical sciences. Although there have been several experiments, for example by Nature Preceedings or the BMJ's NetPrints.org, the biological and medical fields have so far failed to embrace preprints in the same way that their physical sciences colleagues have done.

Despite this history, it is the belief of PeerJ that an increased awareness of the benefits of early and open sharing, combined with advances in the ease of online publishing, means that the time is right for the biological and medical sciences to finally take advantage of a preprint server dedicated to their fields. By doing so, authors can establish their priority, seek wider feedback, distribute their work in advance of formal publication and develop a stronger narrative before submitting that work to a formal peer-reviewed journal.

"We believe that this is a concept whose time has finally come," said Jason Hoyt, CEO and Co-Founder of PeerJ. "We have received a lot of feedback from potential authors, and they are crying out f
'/>"/>

Contact: Peter Binfield
peterbinfield@peerj.com
415-413-4596
PeerJ
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. PeerJ publishes its first articles
2. Lockheed Martin Launches Technology Hub To Connect Silicon Valley Innovators With Federal Government Needs
3. Committee on Publication Ethics launches ethical guidelines for peer reviewers
4. Shiner Beers launches nationwide support of TGen diabetes studies
5. Wake Forest Innovations Launches New Dot-Com Companies Offering Industry and Business Easy Access to Broad Range of Scientific Services
6. Entomological Society of America launches science policy program
7. MSU launches groundbreaking drug trial in Africa
8. NTU launches new centre to develop new eye-deas for occular therapeutics
9. Elsevier launches new open access journal: Molecular Metabolism
10. Canada launches first gene therapy trial for Fabry disease
11. Elsevier launches new journal: Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/30/2014)... bioengineering professor has received a $1.04 million grant ... cartilage tissue and reduce osteoarthritis using a patient,s ... microscaffolding made of biodegradable polymers., Liping Tang, a ... department, said the research is primarily focused on ... battlefield., "We,ve found that if we inject microscaffolding ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Rochelle, NY, October 30, 2014—Oligonucleotide-based therapeutics present unique ... to cause reproductive and developmental harm. New consensus ... the combined chemical and biological characteristics of these ... Therapeutics , a peer-reviewed journal from Mary ... available free on the Nucleic Acid Therapeutics ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... New York | Heidelberg, 30 October 2014 Biological ... a better understanding of adsorption of solution ions ... biological cells. Now, a new study provides a ... and surrounding solution ions. Joanna Kotyńska and Zbigniew ... the authors of a study describing these findings, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):UTA researcher uses microscaffolding injections to mend cartilage, prevent osteoarthritis 2New guidelines for reproductive & developmental toxicity testing of oligonucleotide drugs 2Ion adsorption matter in biology 2
... launch of the International Giant Panda Genome Project. This announcement ... on January 2122, 2008, in Shenzhen, China. Dr. Hongmei Zhu, ... project is to finish the sequencing and assembling of the ... is a much loved animal all over the world and ...
... Calif., March 4 Atmel(R),Corporation (Nasdaq: ... PTEC ),announced today the integration of ... and SecureCore Pre-boot Authentication,(PBA) products., This ... industry leaders,provides for significantly stronger multifactor authentication ...
... the billions from Iceland,s Lake Myvatn are a force ... to breathe without inhaling the bugs, which hatch and ... short adult life, their carcasses blanket the lake, and ... surrounding landscape that the enhanced productivity can be measured ...
Cached Biology News:Giant panda genome to be sequenced 2Giant panda genome to be sequenced 3Atmel and Phoenix Technologies Collaborate to Create Next-generation Security Solutions for PCs 2Atmel and Phoenix Technologies Collaborate to Create Next-generation Security Solutions for PCs 3Lowly Icelandic midges reveal ecosystem's tipping points 2Lowly Icelandic midges reveal ecosystem's tipping points 3
(Date:10/30/2014)... Global polyvinyl chloride (PVC) demand registered a ... 2008-2009, especially in North America and Europe. However, the ... to a growing trend. , The largest chunk of ... construction segment. In 2013, the key PVC application spheres ... rigid film. Moreover, the PVC was consumed in the ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 SoundConnect ... provider, offers Office 365 end users the key ... complete phone system by adding voice enablement and ... includes Lync Online, a communication tool that includes ... With hosted voice, O365 becomes a comprehensive unified ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014 Spartan Bioscience announced today that ... System . It detects CYP2C19 genetic mutations in less ... The Spartan RX CYP2C19 System is the first near-patient ... in Canada. Due to the system’s ease of use, ... by healthcare professionals such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Ras Al Khaimah, UAE (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 ... the appointment of Dr. James A. Manganello, Chairman of the ... (NSCEC) of The Bahamas. The appointment was made by ... The Bahamas on September 24th, 2014. , More ... Cell Therapy and Research Bill , Prime Minister Perry Christie ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Polyvinyl Chloride Demand Is on Upward Trend Now, Says Merchant Research & Consulting in Its Topical Study 2Global Polyvinyl Chloride Demand Is on Upward Trend Now, Says Merchant Research & Consulting in Its Topical Study 3SoundConnect Launches Voice Enablement and Hybrid Audio Conferencing for Office 365 2SoundConnect Launches Voice Enablement and Hybrid Audio Conferencing for Office 365 3Health Canada approves first near-patient DNA test for personalized medicine 2Health Canada approves first near-patient DNA test for personalized medicine 3Grace Century’s Stem Cell Biobank Project Announces Chairman’s Appointment to National Stem Cell Ethics Committee of The Bahamas 2Grace Century’s Stem Cell Biobank Project Announces Chairman’s Appointment to National Stem Cell Ethics Committee of The Bahamas 3
... N.J., June 26 Barr Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NYSE: ... for Delaware has,ruled in favor of its subsidiary, ... listed by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in,connection with ... 1mg & 1.5mg., In his ruling, District ...
... Strive to Measure ROI, Balance Business Benefits with ... Environmental Responsibility, FALLS ... supply chains are most constrained by the,inability to justify cost of ... conducted by CSC (NYSE: CSC ), Manhattan,Associates Inc. (Nasdaq: ...
... -, NUTLEY, N.J., June 26 Roche announced ... allow U.S. businesses,to maintain access to their own stockpile ... upfront investment and more adaptability,to deal with unknown factors ... businesses pay a nominal annual fee to "reserve",their own ...
Cached Biology Technology:Barr Announces Favorable Ruling in Mirapex(R) Patent Challenge 2Barr Announces Favorable Ruling in Mirapex(R) Patent Challenge 3Barr Announces Favorable Ruling in Mirapex(R) Patent Challenge 4Study Reveals Greatest Barrier to Green Supply Chain Initiatives 2Study Reveals Greatest Barrier to Green Supply Chain Initiatives 3Roche Introduces Program to Facilitate Corporate Pandemic Stockpiling of Tamiflu(R) 2Roche Introduces Program to Facilitate Corporate Pandemic Stockpiling of Tamiflu(R) 3Roche Introduces Program to Facilitate Corporate Pandemic Stockpiling of Tamiflu(R) 4Roche Introduces Program to Facilitate Corporate Pandemic Stockpiling of Tamiflu(R) 5
... low temperature freezers offer a superior ... of biological samples with high capacities. ... inner doors ensure excellent warming protection ... ,Application oriented accessories simplify tracking of ...
...
Verotoxin IIbeta (457)...
... Universal Vacuum System UVS400 is a multi-tasking ... UVS400 combines a refrigerated vapor trap and ... single integrated unit. The easy-to-use, wide-mouth glass ... into single jar for easy disposal. The ...
Biology Products: