Re: Electronic archiving and IIS talk

From: Lynn C. Hattendorf Westney <>
Date: Fri, 8 Sep 2000 17:50:17 +0100

On Fri, 8 Sep 2000, George Lundberg wrote:

> But there is another fly in Stevan's ointment: Large numbers of articles
> submitted to biomedical journals NEVER appear in print after being
> unfavorably reviewed. They do not deserve publication. Editors and
> reviewers REALLY DO protect both readers and author in this process.
> What is then done with those "pre-print" versions that are available to
> all?

GOOD point but it can and should be extended to ALL disciplines, not
just biomedicine. In fact, the easy availability of (unrefereed)
preprints is downright disturbing to me as I am sure it is to others.
Received on Mon Jan 24 2000 - 19:17:43 GMT

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