Rise of the Preprint

While physicists have been sharing pre-publication results for some time, biologists have been slower to follow suit, but they are increasingly embracing preprints, Wired reports.

It notes that when BioRxiv began in 2013, about 50 papers were added each month and that that figure is now 1,000 papers a month.

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