|Event Title||Trust in Scientific Publishing in the Age of Preprints|
|Sponsor||Training Initiative for Biological and Biomedical Sciences (TIBBS)|
|Date/Time||10/26/2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM|
Jessica Polka, PhD (UNC B.S. '07)
Director of ASAPbio
-in conversation with-
Mark Peifer, PhD
Michael Hooker Distinguished Professor
Pizza will be provided.
"Preprints, or manuscripts posted online before the completion of
journal-organized peer review, are experiencing a meteoric rise in the life
sciences. They offer scientists a way to communicate with one another
rapidly and transparently. Their popularity has stoked several controversies,
drawing attention to the question of whether non-peer reviewed material
should be cited and to the challenge of effectively filtering and verifying
claims in an era of information overload and "fake news."
The event will begin with a brief overview of the current developments
surrounding preprints, continue with an introduction to the question of
preprint citation and the effects of preprint servers on the publishing industry
as a whole, and conclude with an open discussion with the audience."