Preprints boost article citations and mentions

(9 Jul 2019) new analysis suggests that journal articles posted as preprints before their formal publication in a peer-reviewed journal attract more citations and online mentions than those without preprint versions.

A team led by Nicholas Fraser, a bibliometrics researcher at the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Germany, retrieved all 18,841 papers posted on the biology repository bioRxiv between November 2013 and December 2017, and matched them to articles that were subsequently published in peer-reviewed journals.

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