Most Preprint Servers Allow the Publication of Opinion Papers

Teixeira da Silva, J. A. and Nazarovets, S. (2023) Most Preprint Servers Allow the Publication of Opinion Papers Open Information Science, 7 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2451-1781

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Preprints are not only a raw form of research presentation, but also increasingly used as a gateway of entry into peer-reviewed journals. Several preprint servers are in existence, and some serve specific thematic groups or specialties, while others have a broader thematic scope. In this letter, we examined 36 preprint servers in March of 2023, noting that the majority (27/36 or 75%) accept opinion papers, two have an unclear, unstated, or unknown set of policies, while seven, including some of the most popular (biorXiv, medRxiv, Research Square), do not explicitly accommodate opinion papers. We opine that it would be in the interests of those preprint servers that do not publish opinion papers or evidence-based opinion papers to modify their scope of manuscript types in order to expand their user base and attract more participating scientists, but also to provide a more holistic set of scientific publishing objectives that accommodates a wider and more inclusive range of views.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: peer-reviewed journals; predatory publishing; reliable evidence; risks
Subjects: Статті у наукометричних базах > Scopus
Divisions: Бібліотека
Depositing User: Сергій Андрійович Назаровець
Date Deposited: 25 May 2023 11:14
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2023 10:26

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