New Overlay Journal

A mathematician has launched an overlay journal that will link to papers housed at arXiv, Nature News reports. Researchers will submit papers to Discrete Analysis from arXiv and the journal will evaluate them through a conventional peer review process, it adds.

With such an approach, Timothy Gowers from the University of Cambridge — a winner of the Fields Medal — says the cost of running a journal will drop.

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