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John Inglis

John Inglis

Co-founder, MedRxiv, BioRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Dr. John Inglis is co-founder of bioRxiv and medRxiv, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s preprint services for the life and health sciences, respectively. He is also the founding Executive Director and Publisher of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York, a not-for-profit publisher of journals, books, and online media in molecular and cellular biology. He graduated from the University of Edinburgh Medical School with a Ph.D. in immunology and was previously Assistant Editor of The Lancet, founding editor of Trends in Immunology, and initiator of other Trends journals.

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Refereed Preprints


Release Date: 08/10/2020, Damian Pattinson, John Inglis, Kathleen Shearer, Gabe Stein, Jessica Polka, Thomas Lemberger

Preprints are rapidly changing the scholarly communication landscape by accelerating dissemination and enabling auxiliary innovations. For example, several new initiatives have begun to enrich preprints with expert commentary. Some focus on adding formal reviewer reports to generate refereed preprints, which can provide context for readers, accelerate and inform editorial decisions at journals, reduce the peer review bottleneck, and help evaluators understand the impact and quality of a new manuscript. Join us for a panel featuring experts with first-hand experience in the production of this commentary. We'll explore questions such as: -What are author, reader, and reviewer reactions to refereed preprints? -Will they help publishing become more efficient or duplicate effort? -What will be the impact of refereed preprints on journals?