What bioRxiv’s first 30,000 preprints reveal about biologists

peter.suber's bookmarks 2019-01-29

Summary:

"Researchers posted more preprints to the bioRxiv server in 2018 alone than in the four previous years, according to an analysis of the 37,648 preprints posted on the site in its first 5 years.

The analysis also shows that the number of downloads from the site has topped 1 million per month. BioRxiv, which allows researchers in the life sciences to post preliminary versions of studies, turned five last November....

Preprints that are downloaded more often on bioRxiv tend to be published in journals with higher impact factors than preprints that are not downloaded as much...."

Link:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00199-6

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Tags:

oa.new oa.biology oa.medicine oa.biomedicine oa.biorxiv oa.repositories.disciplinary oa.repositories.preprints oa.preprints oa.growth oa.versions oa.repositories oa.impact oa.jif oa.downloads oa.metrics oa.impactfactor

Date tagged:

01/29/2019, 15:21

Date published:

01/29/2019, 10:23