Publishing in a Pandemic: The Preprint Revolution

Jessica Polka, Executive Director of ASAPbio, talks about how the COVID-19 pandemic has inspired a surge in the use of preprints to share research rapidly and how this is changing perceptions of peer review.
0:00 Intro – The pandemic and the need for fast scientific information 1:19 The role of preprints 2:58 Benefits of preprints 3:43 The role of social media 4:47 Downsides to preprints 6:20 Changes in the dissemination of scientific results

Dr. Jessica Polka is the Executive Director of ASAPbio, a non-profit organization that works to address the efficiency by which scientists share their results by promoting innovation and transparency in life sciences communication.

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu