Ten simple rules for considering preprints
- Subject Areas
- Science and Medical Education
- Preprints, ASAPbio
- © 2016 Bourne et al.
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- 2016. Ten simple rules for considering preprints. PeerJ Preprints 4:e2669v1 https://doi.org/10.7287/peerj.preprints.2669v1
So why make your work available as preprints? There are perceived positives and negatives to disclosing scientific work in the form of a preprint, explored here in the form of 10 Simple Rules. These rules, if they pass review, will appear as part of the PLOS Computational Biology Ten Simple Rules Collection. The rules cover such issues as reward, incentives, speed of dissemination, quality, scooping, and record of priority. You cannot have an article describing preprints, without itself being a preprint!!
Submitted to PLOS Computational Biology as part of the Ten Simple Rules Collection.