ASAPbio preprint seminar on February 13th (MSci.2) 20th (NCRC) with lunch provided; RSVP now!


Wednesday, February 13, 2019


12:00pm - 2:00am


North Lecture Hall, MedSc


“Democratizing Scientific Knowledge- Open access and preprint in advancing your career and improving science’s publishing power

Presented by Kanagaraj Palsamy, PhD, ASAPbio Ambassador, University of Michigan

Date: 13th Feb, 2019
Time: 12 PM
Location: North Lecture Hall, MedSci II 
Lunch Provided!


ASAPbio in collaboration with the UMPDA invites all students, postdocs and faculty to learn more about and discuss the benefits of the Open Access publication and Preprint in biology.

Publication is a way to communicate new findings with the scientific world to advance research and discovery and to share knowledge for human advantage. Current publication system and journal access policies make disseminating knowledge a heavily gated and laboriously slow process. Together with the unhealthy preoccupation with impact factors publishing itself became more time-consuming and more important than performing real and critical science. The preprint is a scholarly version of a scientific publication that precedes peer review and publication in a journal. It is one of the alternative platforms to share scientific findings more quickly, and get constructive feedback from colleagues and competitors. Moreover, it is free for everyone. Contrary to popular belief, Preprint does not signify “less qualified”, and although it does not fill all the shoes, it is a step in the right direction to break the cycle. ASAPbio is a nonprofit organization working to promote Open Access and Preprint in biology. All who are interested in making a change in science, this is our chance!

We are going to talk about Preprint, how it works, what its advantages are, and how to work with preprint to get the most out of your findings.

RSVP here.