Oral Presentations

Releasing a preprint is associated with more attention and citations

4:57 PM–5:15 PM Mar 25, 2020 (America - Chicago)



Programmatic Theme: Data Science

Abstract: Preprints in biology are gaining popularity, but are still only released for a fraction of peer-reviewed publications. We examined whether having a bioRxiv preprint is associated with metrics of the corresponding peer-reviewed article. By random effects meta-analysis, having a preprint is associated with a 49% higher Altmetric Attention Score and 36% more citations. This observational study can help researchers and publishers make informed decisions about the role of preprints in publishing.

Learning Objective: After participating in this session, the learner should be better able to:
* Understand the principles behind preprints in addition to their impact and role in scientific publishing
* Make informed decisions with regards to releasing their own research as preprints


Darwin Fu (Presenter)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Jacob Hughey, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

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