Preprints as accelerator of scholarly communication: An empirical analysis in Mathematics

« In this study we analyse the key driving factors of preprints in enhancing scholarly communication. To this end we use four groups of metrics, one referring to scholarly communication and based on bibliometric indicators (Web of Science and Scopus citations), while the others reflect usage (usage counts in Web of Science), capture (Mendeley readers) and social media attention (Tweets). Hereby we measure two effects associated with preprint publishing: publication delay and impact. We define and use several indicators to assess the impact of journal articles with previous preprint versions in arXiv. (…) »

source >, Zhiqi Wang, Yue Chen, Wolfgang Glänzel, novembre 2020, ttps://