The Health and Expanding Universe of Preprints
The robust growth of preprints, with 1.3 million papers on arXiv and over 1K submissions a month to bioRxiv, demonstrates that the publication workflow has already changed for researchers in several disciplines. Preprint servers are also significant open repositories serving communities that traditional publishers must consider. Where can we go from here? Panelists will introduce new repositories launching in 2018, their missions, and discuss the drivers of demand, business models, and success factors. ESSOAr, a new initiative from several earth and space science societies, will support poster publication and meetings and encourage discovery across the sciences. MedRxiv is a new preprint server, supported by Yale University Open Data Access, for the medical and healthcare communities. This session will address the opportunities for research communication and the implications for traditional publishing workflows.