The following preprint was recently shared on Preprints.org.
Piera Demma Carà
Instituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR (National Research Council), Italy
Instituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (National Research Council), Italy
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?
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UPDATE: August 7 2017