Letter by Katritsis Regarding Article, “Preprints and Cardiovascular Science: Prescient or Premature?”
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To the Editor:
I read with great interest indeed the recent editorial by Nallamothu and Hill1 on the issue of preprints. With all due respect to our esteemed colleagues, I beg to differ. Preprints are online postings of scientific reports in a public venue (see BioRxiv.org or arXiv.org) before their official publication in a journal and without prior independent scientific evaluation. The Royal Society, one of the oldest learned societies on the planet, was founded in London in 1660, after >2000 years of periods of “barbarism and religion,” as Edward Gibbon has famously put it, since Plato’s Academia and Aristotle’s Lyceum. Henry …