Published January 24, 2020 | Version 1.0
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ASAPbio Preprint Platform Directory: 2019 data (presentation)

  • 1. ASAPbio, San Francisco, USA


This presentation, given at the ASAPbio workshop, January 20, 2020 [1], reports on policies and practices of preprint platforms relevant to the life and biomedical sciences, as surveyed during 2019 [2], in the context of continued growth in preprint posting in biology [3] and previous recommendations and guidelines by funders and other stakeholders [4].

The original presentation is viewable online using Google Slides:

Jessica Polka took notes during the presentation, which are available from the workshop live notes at and also recorded in the Google Slides version slide notes for slide 1.


[2] Penfold, Naomi C, Murphy, Fiona L M, & Kirkham, Jamie J. (2020). Practices and policies of preprint platforms for life and biomedical sciences (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. 

[3] Data presented here was compiled by Jessica Polka and is current viewable at; original data (to be updated): Penfold, Naomi C, & Polka, Jessica. (2019). Preprints in biology as a fraction of the biomedical literature (Version 1.0) [Data set]. Zenodo. 


ASAPbio ( is a scientist-driven non-profit promoting transparency and innovation in life science communication and receives funding for preprints-related work from: The Wellcome Trust (UK); Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (USA); Howard Hughes Medical Institute (USA); Simons Foundation (USA); Medical Research Council (UK); Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CA). Members of this group were involved in determining the practices, features and policies to survey in [2]. More information about this group is at 


ASAPbio workshop Jan 2020 __ Penfold – Directory data & background talk.pdf

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