The importance of preprint in scientific publication: Perspectives and challenges

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Currently, the possibility and interest in publishing in the preprint format are increasing, with more or less incidence in practically all scientific areas. Under these circumstances, the aim of this perspective opinion paper is to contribute to the discussion of the possible interest in publishing preprint. In order to meet this task of discussing preprint challenges and perspectives, we will analyse preprint, its potential advantages and limitations in comparison with other types of academic publications, looking at the future of preprint publication at two levels: in terms of communication and dissemination of science; and in terms of benefits for the academic career of the author of preprint publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)642-647
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Social Sciences Research
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Academic publishing
  • Open science
  • Post peer review
  • Preprint
  • Scientific publication


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