Hello everyone..! Is it advisable to publish in any preprint repository?
I hope you are fine and doing great. I am a fresh graduate of Microbiology (Food and Nutrition). I want to hunt a postdoc in my research domain (Microbiome, Probiotics, Genomics). As per my research and collected information, the postdoc positions are competitive and the ones with a high number of pertinent publications can easily hunt such positions. Currently, I have two papers published and the remaining are at different stages e.g. analysis, write-up, submitted e.t.c. The publication process is quite lengthy and it takes time till publication. So, I am asking, if it is advisable to publish preprints from my research. is it worthy and Helpful? Any other protips for hunting postdoc?
I can't give advice from a personal perspective in that I haven't done a postdoc but if you're thinking about it from an employment perspective, it's better to have things out there than not. Being able to curate a portfolio of pertinent work (like a preprint) can give you a competitive advantage and also give them a concrete example of the type of work you do, your writing style, work ethic, etc. I also think ethically, functioning within an open-access/open-science and preprint system is commendable in the community. I say release the pre-print!