FAST principles for preprint feedback
To address the cultural barriers that remain around participation in preprint review, we need to collectively agree on the norms and behaviors we expect when creating, responding to, and interpreting preprint feedback. The ASAPbio preprint review cultural norms working group has developed a set of principles underpinning a positive and constructive approach to preprint feedback: the FAST principles. The 14 principles are clustered around four themes: Focused, Appropriate, Specific, and Transparent (FAST), and are relevant for all the actors involved in preprint feedback: authors, reviewers and the community.
Read more about the FAST principles on the preprint describing the principles and in our blog post. We encourage use of the FAST principles and welcome feedback!