The Problem of Preprints in the Press

News coverage in four papers shows non-peer-reviewed content is often cited

Preprint servers can initiate the spread of un-peer-reviewed information in the media, which can influence public opinions and affect public health.

Last month, I learned that a New York Times story about voters with a “need for chaos” was based on a psyRxiv preprint that was a year old and had yet to be published in a peer-reviewed journal. Here was no…

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