“Preprints’’

Handful of Biologists Went Rogue and Published Directly to Internet

By AMY HARMONMARCH 15, 2016

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This drawing comes from a video that explains to scientists how it could be possible to publish quickly online without alienating oneself from the traditional journal system. Credit Asapbio.org/Yourekascience.org

On Feb. 29, Carol Greider of Johns Hopkins University became the third Nobel Prize laureate biologist in a month to do something long considered taboo among biomedical researchers: She posted a report of her recent discoveries to a publicly accessible website, bioRxiv, before submitting it to a scholarly journal to review for “official’’ publication. Read more.