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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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    <title>Practices, drivers and impediments in the use of preprints (Phase 1 report)</title>
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  <publisher>Zenodo</publisher>
  <publicationYear>2019</publicationYear>
  <subjects>
    <subject>Knowledge exchange, KE, Preprints, Open Access, Publishing</subject>
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    <date dateType="Issued">2019-05-01</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;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 &amp;lsquo;&lt;a href="https://osf.io/preprints/bitss/796tu/"&gt;The evolving preprint landscape&amp;#39;&lt;/a&gt; in 2018, and we are now able to share the first output of our next stage of work in this exciting field &amp;ndash; a slide deck detailing our findings on the practices, drivers and impediments in the use of preprints.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;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 &lt;a href="https://www.research-consulting.com/"&gt;Research Consulting&lt;/a&gt;, has been exploring stakeholder views on this topic, focusing in particular on:&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;ul&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;the use of preprints by researchers;&lt;/li&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;the core benefits of using preprints for researchers;&lt;/li&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;the incentives and disincentives of using preprints for researchers;&lt;/li&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;the attitudes towards preprints by institutions and funders; and&lt;/li&gt;
	&lt;li&gt;the values, strategies and aims of preprint service providers.&lt;/li&gt;
&lt;/ul&gt;

&lt;p&gt;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.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;These slides are an interim output of the research led by our Task &amp;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.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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