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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2329

Title: Predecessors of preprint servers
Authors: Till, James E., till_at_uhnres.utoronto.ca
Keywords: Internet
Electronic Publishing
Preprint Servers
Eprints
High Energy Physics
Biomedical Sciences
Issue Date: Jan-2001
Publisher: The Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers
Citation: Learned Publishing 2001; 14(1): 7-13
Abstract: Although there was an early experiment in the 1960s with the central distribution of paper preprints in the biomedical sciences, these sciences have not been early adopters of electronic preprint servers. Some barriers to the development of a 'preprint culture' in the biomedical sciences are described. Multiple factors that, from the 1960s, fostered the transition from a paper-based preprint culture in high energy physics to an electronic one are also described. A new revolution in scientific publishing, in which journals come to be regarded as an overlay on electronic preprint databases, will probably overtake some areas of research much more quickly than others.
Description: A earlier eprint (in HTML) of this article is available via: http://arXiv.org/abs/physics/0102004
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/2329
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Till, James E.

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