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Our first speaker is @matthewcobb discussing his preprint on the history of preprints in Biology: https://t.co/LkqJJhyCBG #UoMOpenResearch
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RT @uranus_2: 生物学ではpreprintsは1961年からNIHで実施されたことがあるが、出版社側がpreprintsを受け付けなかったので1967年までに終了したことがある。The prehistory of biology preprints https://…
生物学ではpreprintsは1961年からNIHで実施されたことがあるが、出版社側がpreprintsを受け付けなかったので1967年までに終了したことがある。The prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/BofdRDrlS8
RT @matthewcobb: Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t…
RT @matthewcobb: Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t…
RT @matthewcobb: Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t…
RT @matthewcobb: Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t…
RT @matthewcobb: Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t…
RT @matthewcobb: Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t…
RT @matthewcobb: Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t…
RT @matthewcobb: Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t…
Submitted the revised version of my MS on the prehistory of preprints to @PLOSBiology. Better than the preprint: https://t.co/c8fOHqFiBa
Great pre-print about the 50 year push for @biorxivpreprint pre-prints in biology by @matthewcobb https://t.co/MNJYpu3Ynn
58 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
Fascinating account of a 1960s preprints experiment: https://t.co/qgKIE6431M HT Dick Wakeford. Nasty "Nature" editor probably John Maddox
RT @AileenFyfe: Biologists tried preprints back in 1960s: https://t.co/2uv6UCG6ZB https://t.co/bPCzPVoWiE
70 days ago
RT @PeerJPreprints: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/AmuI44C2te #PeerRevWk17
RT @PeerJPreprints: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/AmuI44C2te #PeerRevWk17
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RT @PeerJPreprints: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/AmuI44C2te #PeerRevWk17
The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/AmuI44C2te #PeerRevWk17
RT @AileenFyfe: Biologists tried preprints back in 1960s: https://t.co/2uv6UCG6ZB https://t.co/bPCzPVoWiE
RT @AileenFyfe: Biologists tried preprints back in 1960s: https://t.co/2uv6UCG6ZB https://t.co/bPCzPVoWiE
RT @AileenFyfe: Biologists tried preprints back in 1960s: https://t.co/2uv6UCG6ZB https://t.co/bPCzPVoWiE
Biologists tried preprints back in 1960s: https://t.co/2uv6UCG6ZB https://t.co/bPCzPVoWiE
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https:/…
In 9 days, my @thePeerJ #preprint on the prehistory of preprints (keep up) has 1780 views, 244 downloads. #ASAPbio https://t.co/c8fOHqFiBa
RT @Olivier_LG: Read about the prehistory of #preprints in biology (now #ASAPBio) by @matthewcobb via @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/QlO5yVcn…
RT @Olivier_LG: Read about the prehistory of #preprints in biology (now #ASAPBio) by @matthewcobb via @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/QlO5yVcn…
RT @Olivier_LG: Read about the prehistory of #preprints in biology (now #ASAPBio) by @matthewcobb via @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/QlO5yVcn…
RT @Olivier_LG: Read about the prehistory of #preprints in biology (now #ASAPBio) by @matthewcobb via @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/QlO5yVcn…
Read about the prehistory of #preprints in biology (now #ASAPBio) by @matthewcobb via @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/QlO5yVcnop
RT @MNoel75: Prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/JQEjKrmPY2 via @PeerJPreprints
The prehistory of biology #preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/sDdvP7oSUV extremely interesting analysis
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
Creía que los artículos en #preprint venían para quedarse. Ahora no tan seguro. Prehistory preprints https://t.co/T0ugcSnOX6 @PeerJPreprints
RT @matthewcobb: Over 1100 views, over 150 downloads of my article on the prehistory of preprints on @PeerJPreprints in 48 hours... https:/…
A forgotten innovation in science communication: the NIH's Information Exchange Groups, shared by Matthew Cobb https://t.co/YB6u6O4eS8
An forgotten innovation in science communication: the NIH's Information Exchange Groups, shared by Matthew Cobb https://t.co/YB6u6O4eS8 https://t.co/LjC79KnJit
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
Prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/JQEjKrmPY2 via @PeerJPreprints
RT @IanGibson11: must read for anyone interested in schol. comm. history ->Prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/0cuOLeLGL4 via @Pee…
92 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Over 1100 views, over 150 downloads of my article on the prehistory of preprints on @PeerJPreprints in 48 hours... https:/…
RT @matthewcobb: Over 1100 views, over 150 downloads of my article on the prehistory of preprints on @PeerJPreprints in 48 hours... https:/…
Over 1100 views, over 150 downloads of my article on the prehistory of preprints on @PeerJPreprints in 48 hours... https://t.co/iHcchceR4D
RT @AileenFyfe: Fascinating account of Prehistory of biology preprints, by post, 1960s at https://t.co/hnyALkg9cU via @PeerJPreprints @AHRC…
RT @AileenFyfe: Fascinating account of Prehistory of biology preprints, by post, 1960s at https://t.co/hnyALkg9cU via @PeerJPreprints @AHRC…
92 days ago
RT @rmounce: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/K7rPMh501G #MustRead
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @Alexis_Verger: @mart1oeil yep, super lecture, à lire ! https://t.co/LCOCKfoifT
@mart1oeil yep, super lecture, à lire ! https://t.co/LCOCKfoifT
RT @rmounce: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/K7rPMh501G #MustRead
Why can't we have nice things? Because academic societies such as @FASEBopa militate _against_ beneficial change https://t.co/oWceuclttq
RT @rmounce: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/K7rPMh501G #MustRead
The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s @PeerJPreprints https://t.co/K7rPMh501G #MustRead
92 days ago
The history of an early pre-prints experiment: https://t.co/awy8iCKukS via @PeerJPreprints
RT @AileenFyfe: Fascinating account of Prehistory of biology preprints, by post, 1960s at https://t.co/hnyALkg9cU via @PeerJPreprints @AHRC…
RT @AileenFyfe: Fascinating account of Prehistory of biology preprints, by post, 1960s at https://t.co/hnyALkg9cU via @PeerJPreprints @AHRC…
RT @Alexis_Verger: The 1st large-scale adoption of biological preprints occured 30y before arXiv, a fascinating reading by @matthewcobb htt…
RT @IanGibson11: must read for anyone interested in schol. comm. history ->Prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/0cuOLeLGL4 via @Pee…
RT @IanGibson11: must read for anyone interested in schol. comm. history ->Prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/0cuOLeLGL4 via @Pee…
RT @anniekjohn: Fascinating story about a 1960s NIH program supporting preprints, and how journal editors shut it down. https://t.co/yFa3Oi…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @RickyPo: 1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins…
RT @jessicapolka: Great article: The prehistory of biology #preprints by @matthewcobb -
RT @Alexis_Verger: The 1st large-scale adoption of biological preprints occured 30y before arXiv, a fascinating reading by @matthewcobb htt…
92 days ago
RT @anniekjohn: Fascinating story about a 1960s NIH program supporting preprints, and how journal editors shut it down. https://t.co/yFa3Oi…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
92 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @jessicapolka: Great article: The prehistory of biology #preprints by @matthewcobb -
RT @jessicapolka: Great article: The prehistory of biology #preprints by @matthewcobb -
Great article: The prehistory of biology #preprints by @matthewcobb -
Fascinating story about a 1960s NIH program supporting preprints, and how journal editors shut it down. https://t.co/yFa3OiMmod #scholcomm
RT @RickyPo: 1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins…
RT @RickyPo: 1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins…
RT @RickyPo: 1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins…
93 days ago
RT @RickyPo: 1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
Fascinating account of Prehistory of biology preprints, by post, 1960s at https://t.co/hnyALkg9cU via @PeerJPreprints @AHRCPhilTrans
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
93 days ago
Prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/8h9BPUQeLt via @PeerJPreprints
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
93 days ago
RT @Alexis_Verger: The 1st large-scale adoption of biological preprints occured 30y before arXiv, a fascinating reading by @matthewcobb htt…
93 days ago
RT @RickyPo: 1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins…
RT @RickyPo: 1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins…
RT @Alexis_Verger: The 1st large-scale adoption of biological preprints occured 30y before arXiv, a fascinating reading by @matthewcobb htt…
RT @Alexis_Verger: The 1st large-scale adoption of biological preprints occured 30y before arXiv, a fascinating reading by @matthewcobb htt…
The 1st large-scale adoption of biological preprints occured 30y before arXiv, a fascinating reading by @matthewcobb https://t.co/LCOCKfoifT
RT @RickyPo: 1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins…
1966: Publishers respond to (and effectively kill) the first preprint services. https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN https://t.co/wx4d0ins9o
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RT @oatp: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s [PeerJ Preprints] https://t.co/knj4ghlDxP
RT @oatp: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s [PeerJ Preprints] https://t.co/knj4ghlDxP
The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s [PeerJ Preprints] https://t.co/knj4ghlDxP
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
94 days ago
RT @RickyPo: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN via @lgatt0 @ppgardne @matt…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
The Prehistory of Biology Preprints https://t.co/IhWycQNJOz
RT @matthewcobb: @Mhao6_ @PLOSBiology @Stephen_Curry @pollyp1 Just submitted, but available as a preprint! https://t.co/lfj4IIdUe7
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
Interesting piece on the history of preprints in biology. https://t.co/0JApcZENmj via @PeerJPreprints
Fascinating story on the (pre-)history of preprints, ironically posted as a preprint https://t.co/r29cnDvtDt
mt @SeqComplete : The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment f… https://t.co/U3Q7qDTw7x, see more https://t.co/D9GipwS8tX
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
Prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/RXcymGvtHC via @PeerJPreprints authored by @matthewcobb
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
must read for anyone interested in schol. comm. history ->Prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/0cuOLeLGL4 via @PeerJPreprints
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/Q2cUj5biIi
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
Top #openedu story: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment… https://t.co/32gNT8s5Gy, see more https://t.co/vtUf0W3rg2
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @Stephen_Curry: The fascinating and surprising history of preprints in the life sciences - by @matthewcobb https://t.co/Zv5Oc1Zs0R
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
94 days ago
Do read all of @matthewcobb's article - a wonderful slice of history that will make you ask 'What if....' https://t.co/maV7Tj5N8j
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
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Another instance where Francis Crick screwed up [from @matthewcobb's The prehistory of biology preprints https://t.co/maV7Tj5N8j ] https://t.co/VHENluhp8c
RT @Stephen_Curry: The fascinating and surprising history of preprints in the life sciences - by @matthewcobb https://t.co/Zv5Oc1Zs0R
94 days ago
The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/ybD0WqGJWu
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RT @Stephen_Curry: The fascinating and surprising history of preprints in the life sciences - by @matthewcobb https://t.co/Zv5Oc1Zs0R
The fascinating and surprising history of preprints in the life sciences - by @matthewcobb https://t.co/Zv5Oc1Zs0R
RT @RickyPo: The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN via @lgatt0 @ppgardne @matt…
The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/VMqFZ4iKkN via @lgatt0 @ppgardne @matthewcobb
RT @matthewcobb: How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https:…
How publishers (incl @nature) and vested interests killed preprint circulation in biology and physics in the 1960s: https://t.co/lfj4IIdUe7
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
94 days ago
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
RT @matthewcobb: Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/l…
Interested in #preprints in biology – and physics? This might shed some interesting light. @biorxivpreprint https://t.co/lfj4IIdUe7
@Mhao6_ @PLOSBiology @Stephen_Curry @pollyp1 Just submitted, but available as a preprint! https://t.co/lfj4IIdUe7
94 days ago
The prehistory of biology preprints: a forgotten experiment from the 1960s https://t.co/eVNMUMxc5i
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The author declares that he has no competing interests.

Author Contributions

Matthew Cobb analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

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The research in this article did not generate any data or code; it is purely historical. Links are given to all archival sources cited.

Funding

This work was supported by a Sydney Brenner Research Scholarship (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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