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Publishing Scientific Articles in the Digital Era
: Received: 2 October 2019 / Approved: 6 October 2019 / Online: 6 October 2019 (04:20:12 CEST)
: Received: 5 December 2019 / Approved: 6 December 2019 / Online: 6 December 2019 (04:16:26 CET)
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: Received: 18 August 2020 / Approved: 20 August 2020 / Online: 20 August 2020 (09:48:21 CEST)
A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.
Journal reference: OSJI 2020
In the digital era in which over 4 billion people regularly access the internet, the conventional process of publishing scientific articles in academic journals following peer review is undergoing profound changes. Following physics and mathematics scholars who started to publish their work on the freely accessible arXiv server in the early 1990s, researchers of all disciplines increasingly publish scientific articles in the form of freely accessible and fully citeable preprints before or in parallel to conventional submission to academic journals for peer review. The full transition to open science, I argue in this study, requires to expand the education of students and young researchers to include scholarly communication in the digital era.
scientific publishing; scientific journals; scholarly publishing; scientific papers; open science; scientific articles
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