Chance discovery of forgotten 1960s 'preprint' experiment

peter.suber's bookmarks 2017-11-18


"For years, scientists have complained that it can take months or even years for a scientific discovery to be published, because of the slowness of peer review. To cut through this problem, researchers in physics and mathematics have long used "preprints" - preliminary versions of their scientific findings published on internet servers for anyone to read. In 2013, similar services were launched for biology, and many scientists now use them. This is traditionally viewed as an example of biology finally catching up with physics, but following a chance discovery in the archives of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, Matthew Cobb, a scientist and historian at the University of Manchester, has unearthed a long-forgotten experiment in biology preprints that took place in the 1960s, and has written about them in a study publishing 16 November in the open access journal PLOS Biology."


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Tags: oauk oa.preprints oa.publishing oa.peer_review oa.plos oa.biology oa.nih oa.usa oa.societies oa.scholcomm oa.prestige oa.history_of oa.repositories oa.versions

Date tagged:

11/18/2017, 17:28

Date published:

11/18/2017, 05:52