Preprint servers like bioRxiv are increasing their popularity, the number of preprint submissions increasing exponentially.
With this survey we aim to understand the views and current practices in the developmental biology field.
Are you familiar with preprints?
Have you posted a preprint?
How many preprints have you read in the past month?
10 or more
In your opinion, what is the major benefit of preprints? (You can select multiple options)
proof of productivity for grant application
allows unbiased assessment of paper
social media visibility
Open Access availability of paper
immediate dissemination of paper
increased feedback to authors
facilitates journal scouting for potential submissions
In you opinion, what is the major disadvantage of preprints? (You can select multiple options)
non-guided assessment of paper
not peer reviewed
predatory journal scouting
At what point during the publication process would you post a preprint
when the manuscript is under review
when the manuscript is under revision (after initial review)
before the manuscript has been submitted to a journal
once the manuscript has been accepted for publication
at the same time as you submit to a journal
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