NIH Preprint Pilot: A Librarian Toolkit


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NIH Preprint Pilot Summary of pilot scope, timeline, and implementation. Aug. 28, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
General Pilot FAQs A look at some of the details of pilot implementation, such as inclusion in PubMed, and search strategies. June 28, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
The NIH Preprint Pilot: A New Experiment for a New Era Announcement of pilot from NLM Director’s blog, Musings on the Mezzanine. June 9, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
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Reporting Preprints and Other Interim Research Products Guidance on citing preprints in applications, claiming as products of award, and posting preprints, including considerations in selecting preprint repositories. March 24, 2017 N/A HTML / Web Page
NIH Investigators FAQs Overview of NIH guidance on sharing preprints, how to add to My Bibliography, and applicability of NIH Public Access Policy. June 28, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
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Building trust in preprints: recommendations for servers and other stakeholders On January 20 and 21, 2020, ASAPbio, in collaboration with EMBL-EBI and Ithaka S+R, convened over 30 representatives from academia, preprint servers, publishers, funders, and standards, indexing and metadata infrastructure organisations at EMBL-EBI (Hinxton, UK) to develop a series of recommendations for best practices for posting and linking of preprints in the life sciences and ideally the broader research community. We hope that these recommendations offer guidance for new preprint platforms and projects looking to enact best practices and ultimately serve to improve the experience of using preprints for all July 21, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
Know the Science: 9 Questions To Help You Make Sense of Health Research Resource from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health that breaks down the parts of and terminology of a scientific research article. Sept. 10, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
Making Effective Use of Preprints: Tips for Communicators While preprints provide early and unrestricted access to research outcomes, this article offers five tips on how to apply a critical eye to how research results reported in preprints is interpreted and reported. Though geared toward health communicators and journalists, these tips may also be of value to students and the general public. Aug. 19, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
ASAPbio Preprint FAQ Frequently asked questions about preprints. Oct. 1, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
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Sherpa Romeo Sherpa Romeo aggregates and analyses publisher open access policies from around the world and provides summaries of publisher copyright and open access archiving policies on a journal-by-journal basis. Oct. 8, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Site
TRANSPOSE preprint policy records TRANSPOSE is a grassroots initiative aiming to crowdsource a list of journal policies for (1) open peer review, (2) co-reviewer involvement, and (3) pre-printing Oct. 1, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
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preLights A team of scientists regularly review, highlight and comment on preprints they feel are of interest to the biological community. Oct. 16, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
PREreview A platform for the crowdsourcing of preprint reviews. Oct. 16, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Site
Peer Community In A free recommendation process of scientific preprints based on peer-reviews. Oct. 16, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
PubPeer An online Journal club Oct. 16, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page
Review Commons Independent peer review before journal submission. Oct. 16, 2020 N/A HTML / Web Page

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