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NFAIS Webinar: PrePrints on the Rise

NFAIS Webinar -- Preprints on the Rise: Insights on What's New and What's Next

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Location: Virtual

Registration: <

What's the focus?

Twenty-five years ago, the creation of arXiv provided physicists with an efficient way to share their manuscripts before peer review and publication. Since then we have wondered why other discipines have been slow to follow their lead. Until 2014 when others joined such as bioRxiv, F1000 Research, PeerJ, The Winnower,, and Wellcome Open Research. Join us to gain insights into the cultural dynamics that support PrePrints and explore how they can play an increasingly supportive role in the existing research landscape.

What will our presenters cover?

  •   What recent developments in a variety of disciplines, such as, the American Chemical Society (ChemRxiv), the Center for Open Science (PsyArXiv, AgriXiv, SocArXiv, and engXiv), the Scientific Electronic Library Online (SciELO), and the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), have populated the preprint landscape suggesting that 2017 be considered the "Year of the PrePrint"?
  • What makes the preprint culture work in terms of discovery and funding sources along with the detection of plagiarism and junk science?
  • What factors such as cultural change, preprint policies at universities, preprints' relationship to scholarly journals, and new players will affect the infrastructure of preprints in the near future?

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Please note: For individual registrations, the costs for this NFAIS Webinar are: $125 for NFAIS members; $150r allied societies*; and $195 for non-members. For group registration, the member rate for unlimited attendance is $295 and the non-member rate for unlimited attendance is $450.

*Allied Societies: LYRASIS, CENDI, ICSTI, Society for Scholarly Publishing, the Professional & Scholarly Publishing Division of AAP, Association of American University Presses, NISO and ASIS&T.


For more information about this event or any of those shown below, please contact Nancy Blair-DeLeon, NFAIS Director of Professional Development, at 443-221-2980 ext. 102 or

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