Is preprint the future of science? A thirty year journey of online preprint services

« Preprint is a version of a scientific paper that is publicly distributed preceding formal peer review. Since the launch of arXiv in 1991, preprints have been increasingly distributed over the Internet as opposed to paper copies. It allows open online access to disseminate the original research within a few days, often at a very low operating cost. This work overviews how preprint has been evolving and impacting the research community over the past thirty years alongside the growth of the Web. (…) »

source >, Boya Xie, Zhihong Shen, Kuansan Wang, 17 février 2021,