Preprints and publishing

Tuesday, 7 December 2021
12pm-1pm (UK time)
Zoom Webinar


Pippa Smart, PSP Consulting, EASE Past President


2020 and 2021 were a watershed period for publishing when the use of preprints (i.e. articles posted before formal review) became a normalised activity for many researchers. Although used extensively in several communities for many years (e.g. on the site) it is their use in the biomedical sciences which has proved momentous for publishing. However, they are not without problems and this presentation will consider the place of preprints within the academic and conference ecosystem, and consider how they are used – and abused – in the dissemination of research information within academia and among the wider public.

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About the speaker

Pippa Smart
PSP Consulting, EASE Past President

Pippa Smart is a publishing consultant, working under the name of PSP Consulting. She specialises in editorial strategies and journal development, as well as copyright advice. She particularly works with editorial associations and non-profit publishers around the world providing training, advice, contract creation and negotiation. Pippa is Past-President of the European Association of Science Editors (EASE), Director of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), and the Editor in Chief of the ALPSP journal, Learned Publishing. She writes a monthly newsletter for ALPSP which is read by over 1300 of its publisher members.

ORCID: 0000-0002-5528-4704.