Webinar Report

Preprints 101

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Dr. David Riley, MD
Permanente Journal

Dr. Clare Stone, PhD 
Medical Content Editor
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Ashley Ketelhut
Managing Editor
American Society of Clinical Oncology


Dr. Riley provides insight into the benefits of preprints to inform clinical practice guidelines and the use of preprints for government-funded research. Dr. Stone explores the nature of preprints, how they have evolved, the importance of transparency, and the value preprints bring to scholarly literature. She also shares insight on the preprint services SSRN provides to researchers. 

During the COVID-19 pandemic in particular, there has been a need for rapid and frequent communication as new data has come to light. Preprints can help fill that gap and act as a valuable tool and resource to the larger community. 

This webinar highlights how preprints have transformed from being static pre-publication articles, to being dynamic documents that have been integrated directly into journals’ editorial workflows. With this collaboration, journals and preprint servers can provide authors with a more seamless process to getting their work published and disseminated. 

Preprints are mainstream and here to stay; watch the webinar to see how these platforms integrate into scholarly communication. This webinar would be of interest to those unfamiliar with preprints, or individuals working on journals who are looking to add preprints into their editorial workflow.  

The webinar recording is available for purchase at https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/archive/past-webinars/webinar-preprints-101/