Caveat emptor: preprint servers in biomedical science | University Affairs

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You might ask what could possibly be wrong with scientists sharing their data faster and more openly. You would be part of a consistently growing community of open science advocates. Preprint servers (e.g., arXiv, bioRxiv, and medRxiv) are the place where scientists can upload their unpublished manuscripts to be viewed openly by readers across the globe. They have been in existence for many decades, especially in the physical sciences. Near instantaneous feedback is possible and precedes the sometimes long and painful process of formal peer review at an academic journal. This peer review process, however, is an important component of this scientific process and splashing out findings prior to rigorous assessment by other scientists can have its drawbacks.



12/05/2020, 01:41

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12/03/2020, 01:41