Webinar: Cascading Workflows and Preprints

It has become common for journals to receive submissions transferred directly from preprint servers to a journal’s submission system. In addition, it is a growing trend for journals to offer authors an opportunity to transfer a submitted article to a preprint server as a service. This increasingly can include review comments collected by the preprint server, either from readers or from third-party review services. 

Two organizations, the American Chemical Society and the Public Library of Science offer transfer opportunities to and from preprint servers. In this session representatives from these publications will discuss the strategic decision to embrace preprints, and what that strategy will be going forward. They will also address the practical considerations that have gone into determining the workflow, the policies and processes they have defined to manage this, along with feedback from authors and any hints and best practices. 

This session will also examine how transfer can be facilitated using the NISO recommended practice called Manuscript Exchange Common Approach (MECA) which defines common protocols for transferring manuscript files and data between different systems, including preprint server to submission system and vice versa. 


  • Sven Molter, Senior of Product Manager, Public Library of Science
  • Allison Leung, Manager, Product Development, American Chemical Society
  • Tony Alves, Senior Vice President of Product Management, HighWire Press

Date: March 24, 2022
Time: 11am ET/8am PT
Where: Zoom
Price: Free for Members, $50 for non-members

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