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Hey, here’s a new reason for a journal to reject a paper: it’s “annoying” that it’s already on a preprint server

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Hey, here’s a new reason for a journal to reject a paper: it’s “annoying” that it’s already on a preprint server Posted by Andrew on 15 January 2018, 9:55 am Alex Gamma writes: I’m interested in publishing in journal X. So I inquire about X’s preprint policy. X’s editor informs me that [Journal X] does not prohibit placing submitted manuscripts on preprint servers. Some reviewers may notice the server version of the article, however, and they may find the lack of anonymity so annoying that it affects their recommendations about the paper. This is interesting in part because it highlights the different roles of scientific journals. Traditionally, a journal is a way to “publish” a paper, that is, to print the article so that other people can read it. In this case, it’s already on the preprint server, so the main…
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