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Preprints in Chemistry: An Exploratory Analysis of Differences with Journal Articles
  • Mario Pagliaro
Mario Pagliaro
Istituto per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, CNR
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The exploratory analysis of the differences between preprints and the corresponding peer reviewed journal articles for ten studies first published on ChemRxiv and on Preprints suggests outcomes of relevance for chemistry researchers and educators. The full transition to open science requires to undertake new educational work of doctoral students and young researchers on scholarly communication in the digital age. Learning that preprints differ only slightly in comparison to peer reviewed journal articles for all the basic sciences further supports the widespread adoption of preprints amid research chemists.