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How researchers and journals can use preprints to make research freely accessible

Editage Insights | Oct 31, 2016 | 3,451 views

Where have we come since the birth of preprint servers, and where are we going? How can more scholars and journals embrace preprints to make research freely accessible? How are new uses of preprint servers changing the academic publishing landscape?

This Open Access Week, Scholastica and Authorea have partnered to explore these questions and more in their recently launched the eBook Open Access + Preprints: Journals and scholars take action. To make the contents of the eBook even more accessible they have converted portions of it into the below slideshow, which is also available via SlideShare.


The slideshow overviews:

  • The history and benefits of preprints
  • Recent OA mandates by governments and funding bodies
  • Steps scholars and journals can take to support Green OA via preprints
  • New OA publishing models journals are pioneering using preprints

We hope this slideshow and eBook will help you navigate the ins and outs of preprints and determine the best ways to use preprints to make research more open access, whether you’re a researcher, journal editor, or both. To get more detailed information on the topics covered in this slideshow, you can also check out the free eBook Open Access + Preprints: Journals and scholars take action.

Happy OA Week!



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