Should there be greater use of preprint servers for publishing reports of biomedical science?

Iain Chalmers*, Paul Glasziou

*Corresponding author for this work

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Vitek Tracz and Rebecca Lawrence declare the current journal publishing system to be broken beyond repair. They propose that it should be replaced by immediate publication followed by transparent peer review as the starting place for more open and efficient reporting of science. While supporting this general objective, we suggest that research is needed both to understand why biomedical scientists have been slow to take up preprint options, as well as to assess the relative merits of this and other alternatives to journal publishing.

Original languageEnglish
Article number272
Publication statusPublished - 2016


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