COPE Forum discussion: Preprints: continuing the conversation

Preprint platforms have been common in physics and mathematics but the preprint landscape is changing rapidly with new platforms emerging across various disciplines. This raises opportunities for discussion across communities and for all those involved: preprint platforms, journals, authors, funders and institutions.

COPE has facilitated this discussion previously via an earlier forum discussion and with respect to peer review. To continue the conversation, COPE has developed a new ‘Preprints’ discussion document that sets out some of the benefits and challenges associated with the posting of preprints.

Summary of the discussion at the COPE Forum and of the comments on the COPE document