Getting started on PREreview: a step-by-step guide
This is a step-by-step guide on how to create your own Preprint Journal Club on PREreview.
PREreview beta testing phase – Here is how you can help!
Hello everyone! In this post we will detail our beta testing phase, hopefully clarifying what it means to be a beta tester for PREreview and guiding you on how to best contribute. Thank you for taking the time to help us in our mission to make journal clubs worth any researchers' time!
Preprint Journal Clubs: Your Opinions Revealed
In the summer of 2017, we conducted a survey to assess scientists' opinions on the value and potential barriers related to reading and reviewing preprints at journal clubs. In this short article we present and discuss the results of the survey as well as how these results helped us shape our approach at PREreview.
PREreview guidelines: How to write a preprint review
At the top write: Title of the preprint, authors, date, server, and digital object identifier (DOI)Start a new document and invite to join other members of the preprint journal club who want to collaboratively write the preprint review – they will have to sign up on PREreview to be able to edit. Below are short list of questions that you can have journal club's attendants answer (PREreview short participant worksheet, example here), followed by more detailed guidelines on how to structure a more formal and complete peer review (PREreview peer review, example here). Answering the first set of questions will be faster and still provide useful feedback to the authors. However, if the main purpose of the preprint journal club is to train early-career researchers on how to writ a peer review, we recommend you write the full review as if you were a reviewer for a journal. You can use the comments from the first one to construct the preprint peer review. After you are done writing your prereview, you can click on "Document" (top left), "Publish" so that your preprint review will be public and will be assigned a DOI that you can use to advertise your review on social media, email to the authors, and post on the comment session of in the server where you got the preprint for your JC. Additionally with a DOI, your preprint review will be citable! If you got this far, GREAT JOB! Thank you for supporting open science and helping science move forward faster!
How to start a PREreview journal club: tips & email templates
The following guidelines and email templates are meant to help you start a PREreview journal club at your institution. The first two email templates are for you to send to your department to invite colleagues to your journal club; the last one is for you to send to the authors to let them know you have reviewed their preprint on PREreview. Please let us know if these materials helped you or suggest changes by emailing us at email@example.com. Thank you!