The Evolving Role of Preprints in the Dissemination of COVID-19 Research and their Impact on the Science Communication Landscape | Nicholas Fraser et al. | PLoS Biology, 19(4), April 2, 2021

Based on aggregate data, this paper discusses the changes in preprint characteristics and output in response to the COVID-19 pandemic across disciplines, countries and other aspects, such as review periods and media attention, while indicating significant diachronic changes in this sector.

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over 2 years ago

This paper suggests that preprints have been a significant and growing part of response to the COVID-19 crisis, while becoming a transitional format for journal article publication, a part of country-level rapid response efforts and information dissemination channels across lay and professional constituencies.