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Did You Ask for Citations? An Insight into Preprint Citations en route to Open Science

Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR, via U. La Malfa 153, 90146 Palermo, Italy
Academic Editor: Teja Koler Povh
Publications 2021, 9(3), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9030026
Received: 15 April 2021 / Revised: 18 May 2021 / Accepted: 21 June 2021 / Published: 25 June 2021
This study investigates citation patterns between 2017 and 2020 for preprints published in three preprint servers, one specializing in biology (bioRxiv), one in chemistry (ChemRxiv), and another hosting preprints in all disciplines (Research Square). Showing evidence that preprints are now regularly cited in peer reviewed journal articles, books, and conference papers, the outcomes of this investigation further substantiate the value of open science also in relation to citation-based metrics on which the evaluation of scholarship continues to rely on. This analysis will be useful to inform new research-based education in today’s scholarly communication. View Full-Text
Keywords: preprint; citations; scholarly communication; open science; peer review; impact factor preprint; citations; scholarly communication; open science; peer review; impact factor
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Pagliaro, M. Did You Ask for Citations? An Insight into Preprint Citations en route to Open Science. Publications 2021, 9, 26. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9030026

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Pagliaro M. Did You Ask for Citations? An Insight into Preprint Citations en route to Open Science. Publications. 2021; 9(3):26. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9030026

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Pagliaro, Mario. 2021. "Did You Ask for Citations? An Insight into Preprint Citations en route to Open Science" Publications 9, no. 3: 26. https://doi.org/10.3390/publications9030026

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