Join us at an ASCB|EMBO session: Reimagining Peer Review in a World of Preprints

At the ASCB|EMBO annual meeting, we’re hosting an event around the general topic of peer review on preprints and how it can be used by journals, institutions, and others. ASCB registration is required to attend.

When: Monday, December 9, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EST) (Correction: an earlier version of this post listed the event as running from 3:00 to 4:00 pm).

Where: Theater 4, Exhibit Hall B | ASCB meeting (Walter Washington Convention Center) | Washington, DC

Peer review plays essential roles in improving, validating, and curating scientific work. Today, many journals, societies, startups, and grassroots groups are developing innovative experiments to improve the way that peer review functions in the context of preprints. These include preprint journal clubs, more formal open peer review, and venues for curating and highlight work. The session will kick off with a brief overview of innovative projects in this space, followed by comments from funders, university leaders, and researchers about how these new forms of peer review can 1) help researchers improve their science, 2) point readers to interesting and valuable work, and 3) inform funder and university evaluation. We’ll close with an open, facilitated discussion that will allow attendees to share their questions, concerns, and ideas.

Speakers will include:

  • Victoria Yan, ReimagineReview Coordinator, ASAPbio
  • Veronique Kiermer, Publisher & Executive Editor, PLOS
  • Boyana Konforti, Director, Scientific Strategy & Development, HHMI 
  • Jonah Cool, Science Program Officer, CZI 
  • Anna Hatch, Program Director, DORA
  • Shawn Ferguson, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and of Neuroscience, Yale University

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