November 26, 2015

Scholarly Publishing: “Who Killed the PrePrint, and Could It Make a Return?”

Here’s a guest post by Jason Hoyt and Peter Binfield published by Scientific American.

Hoyt and Binfield are the co-founders of PeerJ.

This guest post provides at in-depth look at preprints (rationale for them, history, sources)  and also introduces PeerJ PrePrints, a new service that formally went live yesterday.

See Also:  Scholarly Publishing: PeerJ Launches Open Access Journal and Preprint Server (Roundup)(June 12, 2012)

See Also: “PeerJ: An Open-Access Experiment” by Peter Binfield (October 31, 2012)

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