Characterization of Comments About bioRxiv and medRxiv Preprints | Medical Journals and Publishing | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network
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"Question What is the content of the comments posted on the bioRxiv and medRxiv preprint platforms?
Findings In this cross-sectional study, 7.3% of preprints from 2020 had received at least 1 comment (mean follow-up of 7.5 months), with a median length of 43 words. Criticisms, corrections, or suggestions (most commonly regarding interpretation, methodological design, and data collection) were the most prevalent types of content in these comments, followed by compliments and questions.
Meaning This study found that, although rare, when comments were present on the preprint platforms, they addressed relevant topics that would be expected to emerge from peer review.