The vertebral orientation presentation from the 1st Palaeo Virtual Congress is now a PeerJ Preprint

December 19, 2018

In a move that will surprise no-one who’s been paying attention, my and Matt’s presentation of vertebral orientation at the 1st Palaeo Virtual Congress is now up as a PeerJ preprint. Sadly, with the end of the conference period on 15th December, the page for my talk has been deleted, along with some interesting comments. But here at SV-POW!, we have no truck with ephemerality, hence this more permanent manifestation of our work.

Matt’s preprint consists of the abstract, and has the slide deck as a supplementary data file. That’s what he submitted to the conference, with attendees invited to page through it. By contrast, I recorded a video of my talk. I am trying to get that attached to my preprint, but as things stand it’s not there because it’s too big (at 65 Mb).

Meanwhile — and indeed in perpetuity — you can just watch it on YouTube, where I also uploaded it. In the end, that may be a more practical way of making video available anyway, but I do want the preservational benefit of lodging it with a preprint.

Remember, we’re working on the paper in the open. We’d love to get input from you all, and especially from anyone who’s run into this problem before with other taxa. Please, if you have fifteen minutes spare, watch the talk and leave any comments you have: here, on the preprint, on the YouTube page, or as issues in the GitHub tracker!


3 Responses to “The vertebral orientation presentation from the 1st Palaeo Virtual Congress is now a PeerJ Preprint”

  1. David Marjanović Says:

    Good idea. The abstract by Nick Gardner and me is not only “not found” on the website (like the entire rest of the “foundations of biological systematics” session), but it’s not even included in the abstract book (unlike at least some of the other talks in that session). We’re going to do the same.

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