Why Arts & Humanities Scholars Should Care About Preprints — G. Geltner
acavaminombre's bookmarks 2018-07-03
"Arts and humanities scholars are mostly unaware of the preprint revolution that has swept through academia in recent decades, even as they already take part in it. This particular ignorance is mostly a blissful one, however, demonstrating the near absence of certain types of pressure (“priority of discovery”) that pervade the natural, exact and even social sciences. But our lack of mobilization to create public preprint services in our fields is problematic in other respects, and it is precisely the longer breath that we can afford to take which positions us uniquely to benefit ourselves, fellow scholars and the public at large. Before describing how we can do so (and what we’ve been doing wrong), a few words about the concept and practice of preprints."