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Preprints in Science: Friend or Foe?

Preprints in Science: Friend or Foe? In-Person

The open availability of preprints -- scholarly non-peer-reviewed author manuscripts submitted for publication -- is changing the research culture in many disciplines and raising questions around impact, assessment and science communication. Considering submitting a preprint for the first time? Looking to exchange ideas and opinions on preprints?

Join us for a faculty panel with experienced researchers who have shared their work on well-established preprint servers such as arXiv, bioRxiv, medRxiv and ChemRxiv. Learn from the experts how to take advantage of this new scholarly format and to avoid potential pitfalls. An Open Access Week event hosted by River Campus Libraries.

Moderator: Moriana Garcia - STEM and Scholarly Communications Librarian – River Campus Libraries.


  • Alex Iosevich – Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rochester since 2010, Iosevich works in harmonic analysis, geometric combinatorics and additive number theory, with emphasis on connections between those areas. He became a Fellow of the AMS in 2015. A long-term contributor to arXiv, he is one of the founding editors of the open access journal Online Journal of Analytic Combinatorics.
  • Amanda Larracuente – Associate Professor of Biology, working at the University of Rochester since 2015, Larracuente’s work integrates genomic, cytological and molecular approaches to study selfish DNA and its impact on genome evolution. Long-time supporter of open science strategies, Larracuente strives to share her data, protocols, code and publications as openly as possible, frequently contributing to Dryad, Github and bioRxiv.
  • Dongmei Li – Associate Professor in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at URMC, Li’s research interests include statistical methods in genetic and epigenetic data analyses, diabetes research, tobacco control, exposure assessment, and social media data mining. Dr. Li currently serves as the program director of the Biomedical Data Science Certificate Program and the director of the Biostatistics and Informatics Core for the West New York Center for Research on Flavored Tobacco products (CRoFT). She has shared her research openly through medRxiv
  • Andrew White – Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering, working at the University of Rochester since 2015, White’s work spans the areas of machine learning, biomaterials and molecular simulations. He is a recent recipient of the first River Campus Libraries Open Educational Resources Grant for his open textbook, Deep Learning in Chemistry and Materials Science. He shares his work openly through arXiv, Github and ChemRxiv.

This event will be offered online via Zoom, with an in-person live streaming option in Carlson Library 103. To join via Zoom, please use this link: https://rochester.zoom.us/j/95071075685

If you require any accommodations to fully participate in this event, please contact Sarah Pugachev at s.pugachev@rochester.edu


Related LibGuide: Understanding Research Impact by On-Call Librarian

Wednesday, October 27, 2021
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Carlson 103, Online/Zoom
  Graduate students or Postdocs  
  Open Scholarship  
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Sarah Pugachev

Somerville Director, Science & Engineering Libraries and Research Initiatives

313C Carlson Library