Preprints are a valid form of scientific communication

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The alliances AllEnvi and AvieSan declare that they recognize preprints as a valid form of scientific communication, especially for the results of basic science. Their production should thus be taken into account, in a specific manner, in the processes of hiring, evaluation and promotion of researchers as well as in the management of laboratories or in project evaluation.

AllEnvi, AvieSan and their members encourage evaluation and funding agencies and committees to adopt a similar policy in the context of their respective missions, and to recognize preprints as individual and collective contributions to scientific progress.

For more information on alliance recommendations regarding the use of preprints in biology, visit the Aviesan website.