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July 31st, 2019 11:43:15 am

To preprint or not to preprint? Research for a more transparent publishing system

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https://www.scholcommlab.ca/2019/07/29/preprint-research/

Abstract

Academic peer review is often seen as a cornerstone of science, and remains one of the most trusted ways of assessing research quality. But despite its status within academia, there’s little evidence of its effectiveness. (In fact, some research suggests peer review may actually prevent high quality science from becoming published). Whether or not this is the case is still unclear, but scholars are exploring new avenues for disseminating their work. Preprinting—openly publishing research findings before submitting them for peer review—is one such avenue. By allowing researchers to circumvent the lengthy peer review process, preprints have the potential to catalyze research collaboration and innovation—months before the final journal article is published. This blog post sheds a light on new research by ASAPbio and the ScholCommLab exploring the status of preprint adoption and impact in different research communities.

Citation

Fleerackers, A. (2019, July 29). To preprint or not to preprint? Research for a more transparent publishing system. ScholCommLab Blog. https://www.scholcommlab.ca/2019/07/29/preprint-research/

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CC BY-NC ScholCommLab (2019)

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