search.bioPreprint: a discovery tool for cutting edge, preprint biomedical research articles

Carrie L IwemaAnsuman Chattopadhyay


The time it takes for a completed manuscript to be published traditionally can be extremely lengthy. Article publication delay, which occurs in part due to constraints associated with peer review, can prevent the timely dissemination of critical and actionable data associated with new information on rare diseases or developing health concerns such as Zika virus. Preprint servers are open access online repositories housing preprint research articles that enable authors (1) to make their research immediately and freely available and (2) to receive commentary and peer review prior to journal submission. There is a growing movement of preprint advocates aiming to change the current journal publication and peer review system, proposing that preprints catalyze biomedical discovery, support career advancement, and improve scientific communication. While the number of articles submitted to and hosted by preprint servers are gradually increasing, there has been no simple way to identify biomedical research published in a preprint format, as they are not typically indexed and are only discoverable by directly searching the specific preprint server websites. To address this issue, we created a search engine that quickly compiles preprints...Continue Reading


Aug 4, 2012·Nature·Ewen Callaway
Nov 2, 2012·The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh·C Brown
Mar 30, 2013·Science·Jocelyn Kaiser
May 22, 2013·PLoS Biology·Philippe Desjardins-ProulxDominique Gravel
Nov 15, 2013·Nature·Ewen Callaway
Jan 9, 2015·BMJ : British Medical Journal·Richard Smith
Oct 29, 2015·Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America·Ronald D Vale
Jan 8, 2016·Lancet·Michael S LauerEric J Topol
Feb 9, 2016·Nature·Elizabeth Gibney
Feb 13, 2016·Nature·Kendall Powell
Feb 19, 2016·Nature·Ewen Callaway, Kendall Powell
Mar 11, 2016·F1000Research·Vitek Tracz, Rebecca Lawrence
Apr 5, 2016·Nature Biotechnology·Nicolas L BrayLior Pachter
Aug 9, 2016·Europace : European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology : Journal of the Working Groups on Cardiac Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Cellular Electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology·N WesselG Baumann

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