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Michele Avissar-Whiting

Michele Avissar-Whiting

Editor in Chief, Research Square Company
Michele is the Editor in Chief at Research Square, a preprint platform that launched at the end of 2018. Michele has been with Research Square nearly ten years, serving in a number of diverse roles, from editor to operations director. She holds a PhD in Medical Science from Brown University.

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On-Demand Meetings

It Takes a Scholarly Publishing Village


2022 | Jun 02, Dominque J. Moore, Ben Mudrak, Michele Avissar-Whiting, Willa Liburd Tavernier, Jennifer Regala, Alexa Colella

The pandemic united us in ways we'd never experienced. It blurred the lines between silos and helped us realize shared experiences where we may have thought "disparate" was a better descriptor of roles in the publishing community. We realized that we all want best-in-class in collaboration, problem-solving, and inclusion, even though our environment sometimes makes it difficult for us to imagine seeing eye-to-eye. || Speakers: Michele Avissar-Whiting; Dominque J. Moore; Ben Mudrak; Jennifer Regala; Alexa Colella; Willa Liburd Tavernier
SSP On-Demand: Webinars

Preprints and New Content


2021 | Oct 06, Michele Avissar-Whiting, Sylvia Izzo Hunter, Joy Owango, Alex Freeman

It is now common practice for researchers in many disciplines to post their work as a preprint ahead of or in conjunction with submission to a peer-reviewed journal. For some, the question is no longer whether to upload a preprint of their work but when or how quickly to do so. With preprints now a first step in the submission process, publishers and editors have a new set of questions: Where do preprints fit in the scope of upholding scientific rigor? What if the study or data are flawed (and potentially harmful to readers, especially those who aren’t scientists)? Who takes responsibility for the accuracy of preprints and the data now “published” and available to the public? How do we handle retracting, citing, and referencing preprints? Are preprints a “move fast and break things” example of new directions in academic publishing, or should we consider implementing some speed bumps? This panel will discuss these questions and more.