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A proposal for the future of scientific publishing in the life sciences

Stern BM, O'Shea EK (2019) A proposal for the future of scientific publishing in the life sciences. PLoS Biol 17(2): e3000116

http://www.unifr.ch/monurl/de/21270

[... ] The traditional approach of selecting articles before publication (“curate first, publish second”) forces a focus on “getting into the right journals,” which can delay dissemination of scientific work, create opportunity costs for pushing science forward, and promote undesirable behaviors among scientists and the institutions that evaluate them.
A “publish first, curate second” approach would be a strong alternative: 

  • authors decide when and what to publish; 
  • peer review reports are published, either anonymously or with attribution; 
  • curation occurs after publication, incorporating community feedback and expert judgment to select articles for target audiences 

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000116



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