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Are preprints a problem? 5 ways to improve the quality and credibility of preprints

Tijdink, Joeri, Malicki, Mario and Bouter, Lex (2020) Are preprints a problem? 5 ways to improve the quality and credibility of preprints. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Preprints are research reports have that have not yet been peer reviewed and accepted for publication. They have increased rapidly during the COVID-19 pandemic. However, high profile discredited studies have led to concerns that speed has been prioritized over the quality and credibility of evidence. Joeri Tijdink, Mario Malicki, Lex Bouter and Gowri Gopalakrishna argue that all stakeholders of the science system have a responsibility in improving the quality and credibility of pre-prints. They outline 5 steps by which this can be achieved.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 10:42
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 23:24

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