There is a newer version of this record available.

Dataset Open Access

Biomedical preprints per month, by source and as a fraction of total literature

Polka, Jessica K.; Penfold, Naomi C.

This is a snapshot of a Google sheet containing counts of biomedical preprints by source and as a fraction of the total biomedical literature through 2020-03.

Note: this does not yet include 6,000 preprints on relevant OSF platforms.

Data sources

arXiv q-bio, PeerJ Preprints, and bioRxiv counts through 2018-12 were sourced from Jordan Anaya's PrePubMed. Following that, arXiv q-bio counts were sourced from arXiv statistics, and PeerJ Preprints and bioRxiv counts were taken from searches of EuropePMC.

All counts from F1000 & Open Research platforms, preprints.org, ChemRxiv, medRxiv, and total biomedical literature were taken from searches of EuropePMC.

Counts for Research Square are derived from Crossref. Counts for the Lancet and Sneak Peek were taken from web searches.

Files (1.0 MB)
Name Size
Preprints per month through 2020-03.xlsx
md5:9aa5bd066f48fe70ca9449780dc631c7
716.8 kB Download
Preprints_by_source_through_2020-03.PNG
md5:791a5d97615f1d7e73dd7aeab758f5d4
175.4 kB Download
Preprints_vs_PubMed_2020-03.PNG
md5:b5a44f70fff9808c0395755576f86621
146.7 kB Download
  • Anaya (2018): PrePubMed. https://github.com/OmnesRes/prepub/tree/master/analyses

  • Penfold and Polka (2019): Preprints in biology as a fraction of the biomedical literature. 10.5281/zenodo.3256298

1,282
213
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 1,282397
Downloads 21365
Data volume 79.6 MB29.9 MB
Unique views 1,018344
Unique downloads 14247

Share

Cite as