Friday, February 14, 2014

Why upload to academic preprint sites like arXiv?

"The recent question about the legality of uploading to arXiv made me realize that I don't have any understanding of why one would upload to a preprint site. (I don't work in a field where they seem to be common.) Why would one be concerned about getting a manuscript on arXiv, if it's already under review with a journal? Is it because of the long publishing timeline of journals? (That could explain why computer science — which publishes much more in conferences — doesn't seem to do much with them.) ..." Read more at:

 Why upload to academic preprint sites like arXiv? - Academia Stack Exchange

(arXiv is an e-print service in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology, quantitative finance and statistics. Submissions to arXiv must conform to Cornell University academic standards. arXiv is owned and operated by Cornell University, a private not-for-profit educational institution. arXiv is funded by Cornell University Library, the Simons Foundation and by the member institutions.)

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