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…