November 28, 2020

New Preprint: “Has the Time Come for Preprints in Chemistry? A Perspective Onto a Meaningful Change”

The following preprint was recently shared on Preprints.org.

Title

Has the Time Come for Preprints in Chemistry? A Perspective Onto a Meaningful Change

Authors

Piera Demma Carà

Rosaria Ciriminna
Instituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR (National Research Council), Italy

Mario Pagliaro
Instituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council), Italy

Source

via Preprints.org

Abstract

Chemistry is the last natural science discipline to embrace prepublishing, namely the publication of non-peer reviewed scientific articles on the internet. After a brief insight into the origins and the purpose of prepublishing in science, we conduct a concrete analysis of the concrete situation, aiming at providing an answer to several questions. Why the chemistry community has been late in embracing prepublishing? Is this in relation with the slow acceptance of open access publishing by the same community? Will prepublishing become a common habit also for chemistry scholars?

Direct to Full Text (6 pages; PDF)

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