Preprints (not yet peer-reviewed)

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Bioinformatics algorithms are now crucial for processing high throughput “-omics” data and deriving meaningful interpretations in most biomedical and life science research domains. Bioinformatics-related training and research mostly take place in nations with higher...

["Bioinformatics","Computational Biology","Genomics","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27415v1
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Peer-reviewed journal publication is the main means for academic researchers in the life sciences to create a permanent, public record of their work. These publications are also the de facto currency for career progress, with a strong link between journal brand...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27400v1
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We obviously do not encourage scientific fraud nor misconduct. The goal of this article is to alert the reader to problems that have arisen in part due to the Publish or Perish imperative, which has driven a number of researchers to cross the Rubicon without the...

["Legal Issues","Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27395v1
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Background. Despite its well-known importance in sports, agility is ambiguously defined and lack of research. Shuttle Run (SR) challenges physical quickness and is commonly used to improve the on-court agility of badminton players. In contrast, Reactive Initiation...

["Kinesiology","Psychiatry and Psychology","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27359v1
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Bioinformatics has pervaded all fields of biology and has become an indispensable tool for almost all research projects. Hence the demand for graduates well-trained in bioinformatics has grown. Teaching bioinformatics has been incorporated in all traditional life...

["Marine Biology","Science and Medical Education","Computational Science","Environmental Contamination and Remediation"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27336v1
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Gender equity remains a large issue in academia, with women comprising only about one fifth of professors in the US. There are many changes that can be made to increase equity, including institutional policies, cultural change and bottom-up strategies, but these...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27325v1
3,407 downloads
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Statistical inference often fails to replicate. One reason is that many results may be selected for drawing inference because some threshold of a statistic like the P-value was crossed, leading to biased reported effect sizes. Nonetheless, considerable non-replication...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy","Statistics","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26857v4
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New lecturers are often put in the position of having to teach at short notice and with no formal teacher training. Therefore, it would seem prudent to try and provide some simple and easily achieved suggestions on teaching practice for new lecturers. This paper...

["Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27185v1
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The modern day medical professional needs to be able to work successfully in a team to ensure that the provision of a full range of care is provided to meet the wide needs of patients. However, traditional team skill training, that is much beloved of many Business...

["Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Science and Medical Education"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27188v1
9,085 downloads
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Spreadsheets are widely used software tools for data entry, storage, analysis, and visualization. Focusing on the data entry and storage aspects, this paper offers practical recommendations for organizing spreadsheet data to reduce errors and ease later analyses....

["Computational Biology","Science and Medical Education","Statistics","Computational Science","Data Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3183v2
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Background Guidelines are systematically developed recommendations to assist practitioner and patient decisions about treatments for clinical conditions. Researchers, healthcare professionals and policy makers need to be able to retrieve clinical practice guidelines...

["Epidemiology","Evidence Based Medicine","Health Policy","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27149v1
456 downloads
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The timely and accurate dissemination of scientific discoveries is of utmost importance so that scientific knowledge can be advanced and applied to benefit the public. Scientists communicate amongst themselves at conferences, via journal articles, and, increasingly...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27098v1
105 downloads
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Bioinformatics is a highly interdisciplinary field providing applications for scientists from many disciplines. Installing and starting applications on the command-line (CL) is a problem for many scientists, nonetheless, most methods are implemented with a CL interface...

["Bioinformatics","Science and Medical Education","Human-Computer Interaction","Computational Science"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.27095v1
867 downloads
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For more than 20 years, panels of experts have recommended that universities collect and publish data on the career outcomes of Ph.D. students. However, little progress has been made. Over the past few years, a handful of universities, including those in the National...

["Science and Medical Education","Science Policy"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.3370v2
3,517 downloads
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Scientific publications have not traditionally been accompanied by data, either during the peer review process or when published. Concern has arisen that the literature in many fields may contain inaccuracies or errors that cannot be detected without inspecting...

["Ethical Issues","Science and Medical Education","Statistics"]
doi:10.7287/peerj.preprints.26968v1
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