Open Access, Preprints, and Social Media (with special guest Kent Anderson)

Open Access, Preprints, and Social Media (with special guest Kent Anderson)
Open Access, Preprints, and Social Media (with special guest Kent Anderson)
Episode 40 June 27, 2022 00:32:50

Hosted By

Mohit Bhandari, MD Marc Swiontkowski, MD

Show Notes

In this episode, Marc and Mo are joined by special guest Kent Anderson (former CEO of JBJS, founder of The Geyser and The Scholarly Kitchen) in a timely and wide-ranging discussion designed to enlighten the audience on several topics related to scholarly publication, including open access, preprints, technology, social media, peer review, datasets, AI, the roles of editors and publishers, and the human component in knowledge creation.



  • The Geyser:
  • The Scholarly Kitchen:
  • Leopold SS, Haddad FS, Sandell LJ, Swiontkowski M. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Bone & Joint Journal, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Will Not Accept Clinical Research Manuscripts Previously Posted to Preprint Servers. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Jan 2;101(1):1-4. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.01215. PMID: 30601410; PMCID: PMC6319698.



  • Orthopaedic Essentials

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