Technical and social issues influencing the adoption of preprints in the life sciences

« Preprints are gaining visibility in many fields. Thanks to the explosion of bioRxiv, an online server for preprints in biology, versions of manuscripts prior to the completion of journal-organized peer review are poised to become a standard component of the publishing experience in the life sciences. Here we provide an overview of current challenges facing preprints, both technical and social, and a vision for their future development, from unbundling the functions of publication to exploring different communication formats. (…) »

Source > peerj.com, Naomi C Penfold, Jessica K Polka, 10 septembre 2019, PeerJ Preprints 7:e27954v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.27954v1