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The Preprint: Integrating the Form into the Scholarly Ecosystem

*Wednesday,* *February 14, 11:00am - 5:00pm (Eastern)*

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*Confirmed speakers (in order of appearance):*

·      *Gregg Gordon, *SSRN

·      *Mark Seeley, *SciPubLaw

·      *Neil Thakur, *NIH

·      *Matthew Spitzer, *Center for Open Science

·      *Darla Henderson, *American Chemical Society (ACS)

·      *John Inglis*, Cold Spring Harbor Press

·      *Oya Rieger*, Cornell University

·      *Jamie Wittenberg*, Indiana University Bloomington

Here’s a sampling of what some of those speakers will address:

*Professional ethics requirements for publishing on preprint servers*

As preprint servers evolve from highly specialized niches for researcher
groups to research resources for larger audiences and communities, users
will become increasingly concerned about the validity and integrity of the
materials posted on such sites. To date preprint servers have lagged behind
journals in terms of formal and professional publishing ethics policies and
processes, perhaps relying overmuch on the sense of community that helped
to create and sustain the site in the first place.  Preprint servers should
consider as part of their evolution the incorporation of feedback and
accountability mechanisms, generally in ways that parallel the ethics
processes and policies that have developed for journals.

*Interim Research Products at NIH*

Interim research products are complete research products that are made
public before they are final. They are created in order to increase the
impact and rigor of a research study. They might be in draft form, like a
preprint, or they may be a step in an ongoing study made public, like a
preregistered study protocol.  This presentation will describe NIH’s
current interim research product policy, including standards for citing
interim research products in NIH applications and reports, and guidance for
selecting repositories. It will also provide results from the 2016 request
for information that helped drive this policy.

*Preprints in Biology and Medicine*

The public release of research papers before peer review (“preprint
posting”) has become more frequent in the biological sciences in the past 5
years and the value of the practice for clinically related research is
beginning to be discussed.  bioRxiv is Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s
preprint server for the biological sciences, and the soon-to-be-launched
medRxiv will be its equivalent in the health sciences.  This presentation
will describe the development and current status of these initiatives and
their evolving roles in the ecosystem of scholarly communication.

*arXiv: Principles, Sustainability, and Future*

arXiv.org is acknowledged as one of the most successful OA preprint
repositories. It has transformed scientific communication in multiple
fields of physics and plays an increasingly prominent role in mathematics,
computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance, and
statistics. The presentation will describe the role of arXiv, its
organizational and governance model, and the current challenges and
opportunities involved in its operation.  Also, it will discuss the main
goals of the next-gen arXiv (arXiv-NG) initiative, which aims to strengthen
the 26-year old service's technical infrastructure and business model.
arXiv, as a socio-technical system, consists of technical infrastructures,
scholarly workflows, curatorial policies, and the social arrangements and
organizations that provide it with a structural framework. Therefore, the
arXiv-NG initiative involves a range of issues extending from architectural
choices to sustainability requirements, and from policy issues to
governance matters.

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