Embargoes, pre-print servers and post-publication peer review

25 October 2016
  • Start: 19:00
  • End: 21:00
  • Location: The Sir John Balcombe

This event will explore how to promote content related to the results of scientific research when the way results are reported is changing so much. Working under embargo conditions will become less of an option for many press officers with the proliferation of preprint servers, such as arXiv and bioRxiv, and post-publication peer review platforms such as F1000 (and soon Wellcome Open Research) becoming more popular with researchers.

The growth of these platforms raises some important questions. Should we see these new platforms as an opportunity to change how we promote content from researchers? How do you promote content when can no longer embargo it? What things should a press officer consider to be ready for the changes that are occurring in how results are communicated?

When: 25 October, from 7pm to 9pm


Stephen Curry, Professor of Structural Biology and science blogger, Imperial College London

Ruth Francis, Director of Communications, F1000

Joseph Winters, Head of Communications, Institute of Physics

Journalist TBC

Venue: The Sir John Balcombe, 21 Balcombe Street, Marylebone, London, NW1 6HE

Book a place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/embargoes-pre-print-servers-and-post-publication-peer-review-tickets-28503052397