- [1305.7256] tRNA signatures reveal polyphyletic origins of streamlined SAR11 genomes among the alphaproteobacteria
- Coalescence, genetic diversity and adaptation in sexual populations from Neher et al.
- Reducing assembly complexity of microbial genomes with single-molecule sequencing from Koren et al.
- Antibiotic resistance landscapes: a quantification of theory-data incompatibility for fitness landscapes from Crona et al.
- Supertrees based on the subtree prune-and-regraft distance from Whidden et al.
- Microenvironmental variables need to effect intrinsic phenotypic parameters of cancer stem cells to affect tumourigenicity from Jake Scott et al.
- GenGIS 2: Geospatial analysis of traditional and genetic biodiversity, with new gradient algorithms and an extensible plugin framework from Rob Beiko et al.
I wondered - where else might one find Biology themed preprints. And a little google searching let me to this new PLOS Biology paper which somehow I had missed a few weeks ago: The Case for Open Preprints in Biology
(Full citation: Desjardins-Proulx P, White EP, Adamson JJ, Ram K, Poisot T, et al. (2013) The Case for Open Preprints in Biology. PLoS Biol 11(5): e1001563. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001563)
Wow - how perfect. In their paper they not only lay out the case for why preprints would be a good thing in biology but discuss some of the options. And in addition to PeerJ and arXiv they point to Figshare, Github, and ResearchGate.
Below is Figure 1 from their paper:
They also show that in arXiv submissions in the qBio section are going up but not nearly as much as submissions in other fields
I think this paper is worth a look for anyone interest in scientific publishing. I like their last line and will end my post with it:
Preprints are simply bypassing this model for what we believe is the progress of science: they speed up the dissemination of scientific discoveries and put on readers' shoulders the responsibility to judge originality and pertinence.
Weird, i posted on this yesterday and it didn't show up.ReplyDelete
anywho - thanks for posting the preprints you found - one is directly relevant to my research and I never saw it. This highlights exactly one of the issues that seems to be popping up which is how to FIND PREPRINTS THAT ARE GERMANE TO YOU. Our old system, reading journals that were in our field, relied on other people picking the best things to read for you. Then, we had scheduled pubmed and google scholar searches. I'm not sure that pubmed is going to index preprints - though google scholar seems to find most of them.
Another solution is what Warburg's Lens and Haldane's Sieve is trying to do, and what I posted about for you recently - the creation of micro-communities of peers to identify preprints for you. Each person searching their own space and reporting back.
somehow your previous one ended up in spam ...Delete
Is that commentary on the quality of the comment? :)ReplyDelete
I note - this one ended up in SPAM too - but I rescued itDelete