From: Ralph Stuart <ralph**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Debunking Bad COVID-19 Research
Date: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:46:26 -0400
Reply-To: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety <DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**Princeton.EDU>
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It will be interesting to see if this approach of peer review after publication becomes a trend in the scientific publishing world as in person meetings become less common and preprints rise in prominence in all fields...

- Ralph

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From: Robert C Michaelson <rmichael**At_Symbol_Here**>
Subject: [CHMINF-L] Debunking Bad COVID-19 Research
Date: June 29, 2020 at 4:15:33 PM GMT-4
To: "chminf-l**At_Symbol_Here**" <chminf-l**At_Symbol_Here**>
Reply-To: chminf-l**At_Symbol_Here**

=46rom today's Inside Higher Ed

"MIT Press and the Berkeley School of Public Health are launching a new COVID-19 journal, one that will peer review preprint articles getting a lot of attention -- elevating the good research and debunking the bad.
The Rapid Reviews: COVID-19 journal will be led by Bertozzi, who will serve as the first editor in chief. Unlike a traditional journal, authors will not submit their work for review. Instead, the Rapid Reviews team will select and review already-published preprint articles -- a publishing model known as an overlay journal."

In addition to it being an overlay journal, "Bertozzi hopes that by encouraging reviewers to attach their names to publicly published reviews, transparency and accountability will promote thoughtfulness and care. Bertozzi hopes that each preprint article selected for review will be reviewed by at least two experts in the field. The reviews will themselves be reviewed to ensure they meet certain quality benchmarks, Bertozzi said."

Bob Michaelson
retired librarian

Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
American Chemical Society Committee on Chemical Safety

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