Harnessing cross-institutional journal clubs to assess and review preprints
During the COVID-19 pandemic, literature initiatives, as seen at Mount Sinai and the University of Oxford, have taken advantage of their journal club communities to evaluate and critically analyse a large number of SARS-CoV-2 preprints. These efforts led these two communities to write and share public reviews of selected preprints to provide independent insights to frontline researchers, to the general public, and to further help prevent misinformation during this pandemic. This community effort brought together students, post-doc and faculty members into a common goal of improving rapid communication of scientific findings (incl. ‘live reviews ’).
Now, derived from our initiatives, we created a joint immunology preprint journal club during which we assess up-and-coming trends in the field of immunology. Using a community-based effort, we want to test a new model of preprint reviewing in a transparent and rewarding manner. If you want to learn more about our initiative and its outlines go and 'Read More' or read about the 'Latest Reviews' on immunology preprints.