|Kaiser J (2017) In a 'forgotten experiment,' biologists almost launched the preprint revolution—5 decades ago. Science doi:10.1126/science.aap7593.|
Abstract: As a growing number of biologists formally share their papers in online repositories before any peer review or journal publication, it’s often said that they are catching up with physicists, who have posted preprints in the online arXiv server since 1991. But biomedical scientists actually made a start earlier, reveals a researcher who has traced the "forgotten experiment" in which the National Institutes of Health (NIH) created a preprint exchange in the 1960s that publishers ultimately forced to close.
• Keywords: Preprints • Bioblast editor: Gnaiger E