For some of you who are still skeptical or still having doubts about preprint and how it supports science, you might want to watch this video.
I found it while researching on research data management. It was posted under University of Sydney Library channel.
Some strong sentences about preprints were mentioned by this speaker, Prof. Bryan Gaensler, an astronomer now with University of Toronto.
Here are some of his strong points (some of which perhaps are applicable limited to the science of astronomy, physics and math):
- Preprints support citation (in some field). Nobody bother to read journals anymore if they can read it on Arxiv three months earlier,
- One step to promote your science is by putting your paper on Arxiv,
- Posting preprints can lead to collaboration. So it’s not a paper before it went to Arxiv previously.
Here are some links on Prof. Bryan Gaensler:
- Wikipedia/Bryan Gaensler
- Google Scholar/Bryan Gaensler
- Research profile/Bryan Gaensler
- And yeah he’s on Twitter/SciBry and he’s all over Youtube.
You know what I like about persons like this one I’m presenting?
I like how he/she spends a lot of time to setup an outreach mechanism for his/her research. They look at impact way further than just a number listed as Impact Factor and citations.
But yeah, you don’t always agree with me. You could always go back to your Scopus indexing and IF hunts as you earn your way as famous academia.