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Practices, drivers and impediments in the use of preprints (Phase 1 report)

Chiarelli, Andrea; Johnson, Rob; Pinfield, Stephen; Richens, Emma

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.2654832", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Chiarelli, Andrea"
      "family": "Johnson, Rob"
      "family": "Pinfield, Stephen"
      "family": "Richens, Emma"
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>The preprints landscape is evolving rapidly, and the full impact of sharing articles in pre-review form remains to be seen. Our interest in Open Access and Open Scholarship led us to issue an initial report on &lsquo;<a href=\"\">The evolving preprint landscape&#39;</a> in 2018, and we are now able to share the first output of our next stage of work in this exciting field &ndash; a slide deck detailing our findings on the practices, drivers and impediments in the use of preprints.</p>\n\n<p>Preprints have become more widespread in a number of disciplines over the last few years, partly to counter the slow pace of the traditional publishing process and partly to allow authors to reach a broader audience. Knowledge Exchange, in collaboration with <a href=\"\">Research Consulting</a>, has been exploring stakeholder views on this topic, focusing in particular on:</p>\n\n<ul>\n\t<li>the use of preprints by researchers;</li>\n\t<li>the core benefits of using preprints for researchers;</li>\n\t<li>the incentives and disincentives of using preprints for researchers;</li>\n\t<li>the attitudes towards preprints by institutions and funders; and</li>\n\t<li>the values, strategies and aims of preprint service providers.</li>\n</ul>\n\n<p>In this context, we interviewed 38 stakeholders, including researchers, research performing organisations, research funding organisations and preprint service providers, and reviewed over 60 literature sources.</p>\n\n<p>These slides are an interim output of the research led by our Task &amp; Finish group on preprints. We will continue to investigate the area until September 2019, when we plan to release a more detailed report unpicking the evidence gathered.</p>", 
  "title": "Practices, drivers and impediments in the use of preprints (Phase 1 report)", 
  "type": "speech", 
  "id": "2654832"
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