Welcome to the May 2024 edition of the PREreview newsletter! We're thrilled to have you join us, read on to find out more about the newest developments on PREreview.org, upcoming events, and the latest news from our community. With a plethora of opportunities to engage with this month and a host of exciting things on the horizon for the rest of 2024, there's no shortage of reasons to dive in and be a part of the conversation.

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Request-a-review on PREreview.org!

Exciting news! Authors and others in need of feedback can now request reviews of their preprints directly through our homepage, as well as through our COAR Notify Protocol integrations with bioRxiv and SciELO Preprints and our Community Slack.

To request a review, log into PREreview.org as usual, hit the new request-a-review button, and then enter your preprint DOI and choose which of your profiles - the public or pseudonymous one - that you’d like to use to make your request. After that, you’ll confirm and submit your request to the site - simple!

We’ll then share your review request on the new “Requests” page as well as sharing it in the PREreview Community Slack.

Organizational Membership Model Design Sprints - What We Learned

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On April 10 we held two community design sprints aimed at collecting input to help us shape our new Organizational Membership Model.

While philanthropy has served as PREreview's primary funding source since its establishment in 2017, we want to create a more sustainable and participatory revenue model that continues to center our values whilst also enhancing collaborations with existing and new value-aligned partners.

We want to thank all our wonderful community members who provided such excellent feedback and suggestions. You can find out more about our goals for this model, what our community members prioritized, and what’s next in our summary blog post.

Launch of The Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information!

Because fair assessment of researchers and institutions requires full transparency.

PREreview is proud to support the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information!

Transparency and visibility is increasingly important for research information, including data for research evaluation and policy making. While open data sources are becoming more available, creating a truly open and inclusive information environment will require community action and coordination. The signatories of the Barcelona Declaration on Open Research Information commit to taking a lead in transforming the way research information is used and produced.

Read more about it and stay tuned for an event later in the year.

Highlights from the Slack Community

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