BBC cites a preprint from arXiv

From: Eric F. Van de Velde <evdv_at_LIBRARY.CALTECH.EDU>
Date: Mon, 23 May 2005 14:03:19 -0700
Is this a first? I.e., a major news organization uses unrefereed
self-archived preprint as the basis of a news story. Although not a
major hard-news story, it was posted on the main page of the BBC news
web site. Does this point to the growing acceptance of Open Archives
and/or of arXiv? Does it point to a growing disregard for peer review
(at least, outside of the academy)?
--Eric Van de Velde, Caltech.
Received on Mon May 23 2005 - 22:03:19 BST

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