138: Preprints in the time of coronavirus (with Michele Avissar-Whiting)

Episode 138 · August 16th, 2021 · 1 hr 6 mins

About this Episode

We chat with Michele Avissar-Whiting about her role as the Editor-in-chief of the Research Square preprint platform and how she weighs up the benefits and costs of potentially problematic preprints during a pandemic.

Notes, links, and stuff we cover:

  • The Journal Ghoul reference in the intro
  • Michele’s role as a the editor for a preprint server
  • How Research Square works
  • Weighing up the urgency of preprints vs. potential danger
  • The preprint-to- hype pipeline
  • The Scholarly Kitchen piece on knowledge democratization
  • Badges for preprints
  • The recent withdrawal of a preprint

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Music credits
Our outro music is by Lee Rosevere

Episode citation

Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2021, August 16) "138: Preprints in the time of coronavirus (with Michele Avissar-Whiting)", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/AU8PW

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