Article: The rise of preprints and their value in social sciences and humanities

Essay published in Science Editing Volume 7(1); 2020 > Article

Introduction from the author – In this short essay I describe the experience I have gained from my own ‘experiments,’ so to speak, on the actual value of non-peer-reviewed preprints in social sciences and humanities and whether they are beneficial for their authors. To present my ideas about the possible value of preprints as a means of (somewhat primitive) scientific publishing, the article will start with three cases, in which my preprints turned out to be useful and citable. Then, it proceeds to draw some short but worthwhile lessons for prospective authors.

Author: Quan-Hoang Vuong

01 July 2020