A brief statement regarding the use of preprints in NIH grant review

All three of the ASBMB’s peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Lipid Research, and Molecular & Cellular Proteomics) accept submissions of manuscripts hosted on preprint servers.  While the ASBMB doesn’t oppose preprints being included in grant applications, some members do have concerns about how preprints will be used and whether they will increase the burden on grant reviewers.  The ASBMB supports policies that provide investigators every opportunity to compete fairly for grant funding, and we encourage the NIH to consider how preprints can be best utilized.

In December, we posted in this space the ASAPBio views on preprints alongside the opposing views of some of our Public Affairs Advisory Committee members, to highlight the thoughtful debate that is happening within the community on this important issue.

Any further questions can be directed at Benjamin Corb, public affairs director for ASBMB.

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