A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints
A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints
Many scientists have turned to preprints to rapidly disseminate their research on COVID-19, but some disagree with this approach.
A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints
A Surge in Pandemic Research Shines a Spotlight on Preprints

Many scientists have turned to preprints to rapidly disseminate their research on COVID-19, but some disagree with this approach.

Many scientists have turned to preprints to rapidly disseminate their research on COVID-19, but some disagree with this approach.

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When Researchers Sound the Alarm on Problematic Papers
When Researchers Sound the Alarm on Problematic Papers
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2021
Finding and reporting an irregularity in a published study can lead people down an unexpected path.
Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug
Ivermectin (Still) Lacks Scientific Support as a COVID-19 Drug
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2021
A Cochrane review bolsters scientists’ advice that ivermectin should not be used against the disease outside of clinical trials, while a study claiming to have found beneficial effects in patients was withdrawn following allegations of data manipulation.
Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Opinion: The Rise of Preprints Is No Cause for Alarm
Jonny Coates | Apr 14, 2021
At a time of fast-paced science and rampant misinformation, can we trust the non–peer-reviewed literature?
Opinion: Preprints in the Public Eye
Opinion: Preprints in the Public Eye
Jigisha Patel | Mar 18, 2021
ASAPbio has developed resources for preprint servers, institutions, scientists, and journalists to promote the responsible reporting of research in the media.
Doctors Consider Convalescent T Cell Therapy for COVID-19
Doctors Consider Convalescent T Cell Therapy for COVID-19
Abby Olena | Nov 6, 2020
Researchers propose that an infusion of memory T cells from people who have recovered from SARS-CoV-2 infections could treat severe disease.
New Journal to Publish Reviews of COVID-19 Preprints
New Journal to Publish Reviews of COVID-19 Preprints
Amanda Heidt | Jun 29, 2020
The open access publication will use AI to identify the most pressing manuscripts in need of peer review.
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Gender Gap in Research Output Widens During Pandemic
Gender Gap in Research Output Widens During Pandemic
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 25, 2020
Experts identify childcare, which tends to fall to women, as one likely cause for the relative decrease in women’s scientific productivity compared with men’s.
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
John D. Loike, Salomon Amar | Jun 22, 2020
Fast science—with all its warts—is making unprecedented progress in the fight against COVID-19.
Studies Report Rapid Loss of COVID-19 Antibodies
Studies Report Rapid Loss of COVID-19 Antibodies
Amanda Heidt | Jun 19, 2020
The results, while preliminary, suggest that survivors of SARS-CoV-2 infection may be susceptible to reinfection within weeks or months.
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How (Not) to Do an Antibody Survey for SARS-CoV-2
How (Not) to Do an Antibody Survey for SARS-CoV-2
Catherine Offord | Apr 28, 2020
Preprints from the first round of seroprevalence studies indicate that many more people have been infected with the virus than previously reported. Some of these studies also have serious design flaws.
Journals, Peer Reviewers Cope with Surge in COVID-19 Publications
Journals, Peer Reviewers Cope with Surge in COVID-19 Publications
Claire Jarvis | Mar 17, 2020
Coronavirus experts are swamped with reading submissions, which they’re working through as quickly as possible.
Glycans May Bind to RNA, Initial Findings Suggest
Glycans May Bind to RNA, Initial Findings Suggest
Emily Makowski | Oct 7, 2019
This is the first time sugars have been found connected to RNA molecules, suggesting a new role for RNA.
Q&A: New Preprint Server for Clinical Research
Q&A: New Preprint Server for Clinical Research
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 5, 2019
The cofounder of bioRxiv, Richard Sever, discusses why there’s a need for the preprint server medRxiv that launched today.
Study Challenges CRISPR Method for Making Conditional Knockout Mice
Study Challenges CRISPR Method for Making Conditional Knockout Mice
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 28, 2018
Researchers from 17 labs report low efficacy rates for the popular technique.
All <em>PLOS</em> Submissions to Appear on <em>bioRxiv</em>
All PLOS Submissions to Appear on bioRxiv
Kerry Grens | Feb 8, 2018
Papers sent to PLOS journals will be automatically uploaded to the preprint server before acceptance.
A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World
A Turbulent Year in the Publishing World
Diana Kwon | Dec 15, 2017
In 2017, scientists, regulators, and publishers clashed in a series of lawsuits, boycotts, mass resignations, and more.
Do Preprints Require More Rigorous Screening?
Do Preprints Require More Rigorous Screening?
Diana Kwon | Aug 1, 2017
Two manuscripts published without methods point to the importance of community policing on preprint archives.
Opinion: The Frustrating Process of Manuscript Submission
Opinion: The Frustrating Process of Manuscript Submission
Tim Birkhead, Robert Montgomerie | May 10, 2017
We suggest a centralized facility for submitting to journals—one that would benefit scientists and not only publishers.
Image of the Day: Works In Progress
Image of the Day: Works In Progress
The Scientist Staff | Apr 4, 2017
An NIH survey of 351 individuals in the research community has shown that many are supportive of interim research products like preprints.