Preprints news from February, 2017, and why are we interested

I seem to mention preprints nearly every month and this month is no exception:

So why are preprints big news in the changing world of scholarly communication? I like the image posted by Jon Tennant in The future of scholarly publishing with a CC BY 4.0 license. He doesn’t explicitly discuss preprints but in the image, preprint sharing falls in the new block labeled “Communication Platform” which shifts a lot of activity in the model:

decoupled model

About the author

Ruth is a librarian at Washington University for biology, math, history of science; she is also scholarly communications coordinator. Email: rlewis@wustl.edu Phone: 314-935-4819