Swipe right for science: Papr app is ‘Tinder for preprints’

Posted in Research on June 17th, 2017 by steve

International“Inspired by the dating app Tinder, which asks users to ‘swipe right’ across their screens to approve prospective matches, an app called Papr is inviting scientists to swipe to rate life-sciences preprints. And like other recommendation algorithms, Papr also promises to learn from researchers’ choices so that it can supply them with preprints they’ll like …” (more)

[Lindsay McKenzie, Nature News, 16 June]

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Biologists debate how to license preprints

Posted in Research on June 17th, 2017 by steve

International“Biology’s zeal for preprints — papers posted online before peer review — is opening up a thorny legal debate: should scientists license their manuscripts on open-access terms? Researchers have now shared more than 11,000 papers at the popular bioRxiv preprints site. But where some researchers allow their bioRxiv manuscripts to be freely redistributed and reused, others have chosen to lock them down with restrictive terms …” (more)

[Lindsay McKenzie, Nature News, 16 June]

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