Preprints: Opportunity or Challenge?

“The preprints landscape is evolving fast. After the first preprint servers were launched in the early 1990s, the field remained dormant in most other disciplines until about 2013. From that point onwards, we have seen an unexpected surge in the number of preprint servers available for researchers to post, read and comment on articles in pre-refereed form.”

“Preprints are already broadly accepted and widespread in the physics and mathematics communities.”

“The preprints landscape keeps evolving and is characterised by widespread experimentation.”