Preprint articles are preliminary scientific manuscripts or reports that have not been peer-reviewed yet. Given the new relevance of preprint articles in health sciences, there is a need to describe their publication attributes, methodological characteristics and to assess how results and conclusions change in relation to the peer-reviewed article. It is further unknown how the health research community perceives the growing numbers of published preprint articles. We will adress these issues by undertaking a resarch study using a mixed-methods approach.


Duration 01/10/2020 - 28/02/2023

Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Evaluation

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Assistenz Prof. Mag. Isolde Sommer, PhD MPH
Project members Dr. Andreea Dobrescu Mag. Ursula Griebler, PhD MPH Irma Klerings, Dipl.KulturwissenschaftlerIn Manuela Müllner, BA


Use of preprints in prevention research – a mixed methods study

13. EUSPR-Konferenz "Prevention - Between Ethics and Effectiveness", 30/09/2022

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