Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Despite growing interest in Open Access (OA) to scholarly literature, there is an unmet need for large-scale, up-to-date, and reproducible studies assessing the prevalence and characteristics of OA. We address this need using oaDOI, an open online service that...

["Legal Issues","Science Policy","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3119v1
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The website Sci-Hub provides access to scholarly literature via full text PDF downloads. The site enables users to access articles that would otherwise be paywalled. Since its creation in 2011, Sci-Hub has grown rapidly in popularity. However, until now, the extent...

["Bioinformatics","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3100v1
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The search for a universal definition of death is a relatively new objective in human history, framed by complex biological, technological, and socio-political factors. While it is widely understood that “life” and “death” describe inverse states of being, what...

["Health Policy","Neurology","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2890v1
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Research collaborations are hampered by copyright law. While these laws are aimed at solving sustainability of writing and later other creative processes, and nowadays knowledge too, the make it harder in a time where research is funded with on temporary projects....

["Bioinformatics","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2753v1
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Advancement of modern biotechnology has wide impact on various industries. Modern biotechnology in the past has gone unregulated but the responsible use of biotechnology is the main focus worldwide. The most important living modified organisms (LMOs) regulatory...

["Biodiversity","Biotechnology","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2569v1
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Resolving ethical and legal concerns is a time consuming but rarely insurmountable task when obtaining samples from biobanks. The BBMRI-LPC project has throughout its lifetime resolved numerous such issues and intense communication between involved researchers...

["Genomics","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Medical Genetics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.2091v2
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Nearly ninety percent of allegations of biomedical research misconduct in the United States are dismissed by responsible institutions without any faculty assessment or auditable record. Recently, members of the U.S. Congress have complained that the penalties for...

["Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1577v4
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Aim: The etiology of pregnancy denial remains poorly understood. Neither necessary nor sufficient conditions can be synthesized from the risk factors identified from psychological analyses. In accordance with clinical observations, we aim to explain denial of pregnancy...

["Evolutionary Studies","Gynecology and Obstetrics","Psychiatry and Psychology","Women's Health","Legal Issues"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1853v1
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Solving an environmental problem requires stakeholder understanding and agreement. What appears to be simple problems to define become complex when data determine outcomes. This paper will describe the seven step decision logic developed for and used by US EPA...

["Environmental Sciences","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1648v1
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Background. The diagnosis of non-adherence is complex and there are no completely reliable methods that can be used widely in daily practice. The aim of this study was to validate electronic prescriptions as a method of measuring treatment adherence in patients...

["Cardiology","Health Policy","Pharmacology","Legal Issues","Human-Computer Interaction"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1538v1
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Intellectual Property (IP) Law constitutes the legal framework that ensures the protection of original creations of the mind against their illicit use and misappropriation. Providing the original creator with his rights constitutes a problem in cases such as traditional...

["Pharmacology","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1091v1
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William Bateson’s background and training suggest sympathy with the black emancipation movement. Yet the movement’s success is attributed more to battles between political figures, than between scientists with contending views on the biology of racial differences....

["Evolutionary Studies","Genetics","Ethical Issues","Legal Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.294v1
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Open science is increasingly gaining attention in recent years. In this mini-review, we briefly discuss and summarize the reasons of introducing open science into academic publications for scientists. We argue that open-source software (like R and Python software)...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Science","Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.235v1
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Researchers require infrastructures that ensure a maximum of accessibility, stability and reliability to facilitate working with and sharing of research data. Such infrastructures are being increasingly summarized under the term Research Data Repositories (RDR)....

["Computational Science","Legal Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.21v1
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