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REQUEST A LIVE-STREAMED PREreview JOURNAL CLUBAt PREreview, we want to take preprint journal clubs to the next level. Live-streamed PREreview journal clubs (LivePREJCs) are hosted via online community calls, allowing anyone with internet or phone-in capabilities to join the discussion. This format promotes inclusivity by following a structure that provides a means to join the discussion silently in written form and vocally. You can request our help to organize a live-streamed preprint journal club by clicking on the link above and filling the form. Here is a list of current and past LivePREJCs.Live-streamed PREreview journal clubs are:Inclusive: anyone, anywhere in the world with a internet or phone connection can joinInformative: you can learn more about the topic by listening to/reading the comments of other researchers in the field and even the authors themselves (if invited)Efficient: if preprint authors are present, they receive feedback in real time. Also, we restrict the live journal clubs to 1 hour to keep the feedback focused and efficientCollaborative: the format encourages contributions from all participants regardless of input style preference, i.e. both vocal and silent writing (etherpadding)Fun: even though the discussions are kept professional and centered around providing constructive feedback to the preprint authors, they are a fun way to meet other people interested in the field.How to get started:Choose a preprint you wish to discuss at a LivePREJC (find out more about what preprints are and where to find them).Find a few other scientists or researchers, preferably at different career levels and from different institutions, who would like to participate in the LivePREJC. Our team will help you recruit more participants if you cannot find them on your own.Fill out this form to formally request a LivePREJC and our logistic support.If you are not the preprint author(s), you can contact the corresponding author(s) and let them know about the LivePREJC. If you don't feel comfortable doing this, please let us know and we will do it on your behalf. You can also choose not to include the author(s) in the discussion. What to expect during the call:LivePREJCs are usually hosted by one or two members of the PREreview team: we will ensure that the conversation around the preprint runs smoothly and stays on time (1 hour); they will take notes and encourage others to take notes on a collaborative etherpad (see below); importantly, they will set the tone for a productive and respectful conversation according to the PREreview code-of-conduct.Preprint authors interested in having their preprint discussed on a LivePREJC, will have the option to be present (recommended). We advise authors to find 5-10 participants (not all the participants need to be experts in the field). Our team will help coordinate the call and, if the authors request it, help recruit more researchers in the field by advertising the call on social media using the #LivePREJC hashtag and any other hashtag related to the research field of the preprint discussed.Once the preprint authors have identified the participants, we will send out a short email with instructions on how to join the LivePREJC and with a copy of the preprint. Participants will be encouraged to read the preprint before the LivePREJC, to keep the discussion short and focused.Authors will be asked to remain in ‘listening mode’ – except when asked a question by participants - until the last 10 minutes reserved for this discussion. This will encourage participants to express their constructive feedback freely and stimulate a productive discussion.Participants will be given the opportunity to give feedback both vocally (with notes taken by one of the PREreview team) and in written form (via collaborative note-taking on a public etherpad that we will set up for each LivePREJC). Here is an example of an etherpad template that will be used for the LivePREJCs.
Join us for the OA Week PLOS/PREreview live-streamed preprint journal clubs! REGISTER HERESCHEDULEDONE! Neuroscience – Monday October 22, 2018 – 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 4pm UTCPreprint: Sex Differences in Aggression: Differential Roles of 5-HT2, Neuropeptide F and Tachykinin Facilitators: Samantha Hindle (PREreview) and Daniela Saderi (PREreview)Expert: Dr. Tim MoscaCollaborative notes and info to join this call: Neuroscience EtherpadPREreview available here. DONE! Bioinformatics – Tuesday October 23, 2018 – 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 4pm UTCPreprint: EMT network-based feature selection improves prognosis prediction in lung adenocarcinoma Facilitators: Daniela Saderi (PREreview) and Monica Granados (PREreview)Experts: Dr. Shannon McWeeney and Dr. Ted LaderasCollaborative notes and info to join this call: Bioinformatics EtherpadPREreview available here. DONE! Ecology – Wednesday October 24, 2018 – 9am PDT / 12pm EDT / 4pm UTCPreprint: Host-parasite interaction explains variation in prevalence of avian haemosporidians at the community level Facilitators: Jessica Polka (ASAPbio) and Steven Burgess (University of Illinois)Expert: Dr. Timothée PoisotCollaborative notes and info to join this call: Ecology EtherpadPREreview available here.What are PREreview Live-Streamed Preprint Journal Clubs? #LivePREJC
This is a review of the bioRxiv preprint "Host-parasite interaction explains variation in prevalence of avian haemosporidians at the community level" by Luz Garcia-Longoria, Alfonso Marzal, Florentino de Lope, and Laszlo Garamszegi. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1101/432260 This review was compiled from discussion points raised during a PREreview live-streamed Ecology preprint journal club as part of Open Access Week, October 24, 2018. The event details can be found here and the collaborative Etherpad showing all the journal club notes can be found here. In addition to those named as authors above, the participants who wished to be acknowledged for their contributions to this review are as follows: Dariusz Murakowski, Irene Ramos, Dena Emmerson, Adéla Nacer, Asar Khan, and Daniela Saderi.
As part of our first Live PREreview Journal Club (#LivePREJC), we discussed the bioRxiv preprint "A Measure of Open Data: A Metric and Analysis of Reusable Data Practices in Biomedical Data Resources" by Seth Carbon, Robin Champieux, Julie McMurry, Lilly Winfree, Letisha R Wyatt, and Melissa Haendel. doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/282830. We were joined by two of the preprint authors: Robin Champieux and Lilly Winfree. Below is a summary of our discussion.
1) Before each journal club meets, there should be an anonymous vote in which everyone can say whether they feel comfortable reviewing a preprint. If 1 person says no, the JC doesn't review the preprint. This way, if you've been harassed by one of the preprint's coauthors or have another conflict of interest that should remain private, you can avoid reviewing the preprint without outing yourself.