Duke Medical Center Library & Archives Blog
NIH Preprint Pilot Expands to Phase 2!
Posted On: Thursday, May 25, 2023 - 10:10 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
In 2020, the National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched the NIH Preprint Pilot to test the feasibility of making NIH-funded preprints discoverable in PubMed Central (PMC) and by extension, PubMed. Preprints are complete, public drafts of articles that have not yet been peer reviewed. Phase 1 sought to answer the NLM's question: do preprints in PMC accelerate the discoverability and maximize the impact of NIH-supported research? This first phase of the pilot focused on archiving preprints reporting SARS-CoV-2 virus/COVID-19 research and resulted in more than 3,500 preprints being added to the NLM database, accelerating access to NIH-supported research results by an average…MORE
Preprints Now Available in Embase!
Posted On: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 10:20 by Lesley Skalla, Ph.D.
Preprints are early versions of manuscripts that are shared on public preprint servers prior to peer review and publication.
The benefit to you is earlier access to biomedical information including randomized controlled trials which might be included for systematic reviews as grey literature. Keep in mind that preprints are not peer-reviewed and therefore should be used with caution.
Embase clearly identifies an article as a preprint on the publication record. When doing searches, you can…MORE