Issue Date: August 29, 2016
Re: Open access site
Earlier this month, ACS announced plans to launch ChemRxiv, a preprint server that provides chemists with an online forum for sharing early scientific results (C&EN, Aug. 15/22, page 5). Readers on C&EN’s online forums weighed in.
People should be cautious when using preprints; it sometimes results in journals rejecting their work as something that has already been published.
David McLeod via Facebook
I strongly urge ACS to require all journal editors to accept without bias manuscripts that contain material that has been deposited into preprint servers such as ArXiv or ChemRxiv, or that has been presented at major conferences where PowerPoint slides are archived.
Ben McCall via C&EN’s website
One wonders why not “ChemArXiv” rather than “ChemRxiv.” Having “Ar” in the name would be, well, noble!
Scott K. Silverman (@sksilverman) via Twitter
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