Research: “Altmetric Scores, Citations, and Publication of Studies Posted as Preprints”
Info and links to a Research Letter published by JAMA. The bioRxiv repository was used to conduct the research.
Altmetric Scores, Citations, and Publication of Studies Posted as Preprints
Stylianos Serghiou, MBChB(Hons)
Stanford University School of Medicine
John P. A. Ioannidis, MD, DSc
From the Article
Preprints are versions of articles that are made publicly available prior to peer-reviewed publication, are widely used in physical sciences,1 and are now emerging in life sciences. Preprints provide immediate access to new information; however, articles not formally peer reviewed may contain errors in methods, results, or interpretation.
As preprints in medicine are debated, data on how preprints are used, cited, and published are needed. We evaluated views and downloads and Altmetric scores and citations of preprints and their publications. We also assessed whether Altmetric scores and citations of published articles correlated with prior preprint posting.
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