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Preprints in biology as a fraction of the biomedical literature

Penfold, Naomi C; Polka, Jessica

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    <title>Preprints in biology as a fraction of the biomedical literature</title>
    <date dateType="Issued">2019-06-25</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;These data and chart present an approximate&amp;nbsp;calculation of the proportion of preprints in biology when compared to publications in PubMed, based on monthly figures and incorporating monthly preprint submissions (or counts) across a selection of servers relevant to biology.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;Version 1.0 of these data&amp;nbsp;represents data from January 2007 until May 31, 2019 for preprint servers: arXiv q-bio, Nature Precedings, F1000Research*, PeerJ Preprints*, bioRxiv**, Winnower*,&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;, Wellcome Open Research*.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;* Counts may not be specific to biology preprints only; ** Counts may include all versions posted that month, so may be an overestimate for version 1 submissions.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;From January 2019, data has been gathered manually by the authors, as per the methods described in the .csv here, and is included here in &amp;#39;Preprints_per_month_direct_2019-01to05.csv&amp;#39;.&amp;nbsp;Until December 2018, monthly preprint submissions data are based on those contributed by Jordan Anaya (ORCID: &lt;a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;) for PrePubMed, source:&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;; Github repository:&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;; website: &lt;a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;). Data are not included here, they are&amp;nbsp;provided from the source linked above under MIT license associated with the website code: &lt;a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;A live version of these data and the chart are available from this GSheet:&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=""&gt;;/a&gt;. Between version updates here, please refer to this sheet for updated counts and method updates e.g.&amp;nbsp;to include more servers and ensure only version 1 submissions are counted.&lt;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;For more information, please contact;/p&gt;

&lt;p&gt;When presenting these data and/or chart, please attribute to ASAPbio (, twitter: @ASAPbio_).&lt;/p&gt;</description>
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