Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Open access publications are those where following the publication itself, the publishers allow anyone to access the article or publication to read, or download without any restriction. It is believed that publishing in open access journals can increase the visibility...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1221v1
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Biobanks hold human biological samples and/or data giving a crucial contribution to the progress of biomedical research. However, the effective and efficient exploitation of these resources depends on their accessibility. In fact, making bio-resources promptly...

["Ethical Issues","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1212v1
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The trade of marine ornamental animals for home and public aquariums has grown into a major global industry. Since the 1990s, the aquarium hobby has shifted focus from fish to miniature reef ecosystems. Millions of marine fish and invertebrates are removed from...

["Conservation Biology","Marine Biology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1176v2
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It's time to rethink prevention as a strategy to fight diseases? In this opinion I'll try to question preventive medicine as a strategy starting from the evidences on the randomness of disease, as suggested by recent and very questioned data on variation in cancer...

["Global Health","Oncology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.1147v2
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This paper takes a scientometric approach to examining one of Chinese Interpreting Studies’ (CIS) most productive sources of research, MA theses, with the aim of answering the following questions: How has the discipline changed over time? What fields and theories...

["Science Policy","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.958v1
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There is no denying that the growth of interpreting as an industry in China has been an explosive one. The increasing need for economic and political cooperation has spurred the demand for interpreters to bridge the linguistic and cultural divides that exist between...

["Science Policy","Statistics","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.951v1
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Regression analyses of results from the Times Higher Education (THES)-Ranking and Shanghai University’s Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)-Ranking from 2010-2014 show fluctuations in the rank and score for lower scoring universities (below position 50)...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.938v1
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This article provides an overview of the literature on the use of internet-based testing to address questions in perception research. Internet-based testing has several advantages over in-lab research, including the ability to reach a relatively broad set of participants...

["Psychiatry and Psychology","Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.921v1
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Data are the foundation of empirical research, yet all too often the datasets underlying published papers are unavailable, incorrect, or poorly curated. This is a serious issue, because future researchers are then unable to validate published results or reuse data...

["Evolutionary Studies","Taxonomy","Zoology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.832v1
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Despite the increasing availability of chemicals, the number of New Drug Approvals (NDA) from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) remains unchanged. The number of chemical structures available online via web-based open source applications will reach the symbolic...

["Bioinformatics","Public Health","Translational Medicine","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.813v1
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We have investigated the relationship between research group size and productivity in the life sciences in the United Kingdom using data from 398 principle investigators (PIs). We show that the number of publications increases linearly with group size, but that...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.812v1
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Background: Open access (OA) journals disseminate research papers free of charge to the reader. Traditionally, biomedical researchers use databases like MEDLINE and EMBASE to discover new advances. However, biomedical OA journals might not fulfil such databases’...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.717v1
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This article outlines a protocol for a systematic review into consumer attitudes, beliefs and perceived ethical obligations towards farm animal welfare, utilizing both the Theory of Reasoned Action and the Theory of Planned Behavior. A number of secondary objectives...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.676v1
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This article outlines a protocol for a meta-analysis into willingness-to-pay (WTP) for farm animal welfare. The analysis seeks to establish the public's WTP for farm animal welfare and whether there is evidence to support niche markets for products produced to...

["Agricultural Science","Food Science and Technology","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.675v1
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It is known that statistically significant (positive) results are more likely to be published than non-significant (negative) results. However, it has been unclear whether any increasing prevalence of positive results is stronger in the “softer” disciplines (social...

["Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.447v4
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