Preprints: An underutilized mechanism to accelerate outbreak science

PLoS Med. 2018 Apr 3;15(4):e1002549. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002549. eCollection 2018 Apr.

Abstract

In an Essay, Michael Johansson and colleagues advocate the posting of research studies addressing infectious disease outbreaks as preprints.

MeSH terms

  • Biomedical Research* / methods
  • Biomedical Research* / standards
  • Biomedical Research* / trends
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / epidemiology
  • Communicable Diseases, Emerging / prevention & control
  • Databases, Factual* / standards
  • Databases, Factual* / supply & distribution
  • Databases, Factual* / trends
  • Disease Outbreaks* / prevention & control
  • Disease Outbreaks* / statistics & numerical data
  • Hemorrhagic Fever, Ebola / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Peer Review
  • Publishing* / standards
  • Publishing* / statistics & numerical data
  • Time Factors
  • Zika Virus Infection / epidemiology

Grant support

Outbreak Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The authors received no specific funding for this work.