: Why publish a paper if the work is already published as a preprint?
In the present reward system, journal publications influence funding and promotion decisions; the vast majority of research-paper preprints in physics are therefore also submitted to journals. Journals provide additional services including:
: Will preprints lead to large volumes of low-quality material on paleorXiv?
Anecdotal evidence suggests this behaviour has not emerged in the communities that use the arXiv.
Because preprinting requires public disclosure, authors are wary of developing a bad reputation. If the work is poor, it will likely be ignored by the rest of the community. The same applies to material published in any journal.
RSS feeds allow sorting of material in paleorXiv; cf. Google Scholar.
Initial evidence and download statistics suggests paleorXiv is hosting high-quality, desirable material.
No. paleorXiv is also a repository for postprints (i.e. material already published in a journal).
Depending on journal policy, we can host the Author Accepted Manuscript (i.e. accepted version of paper, but before publisher typesetting) (AAMs) or the Version of Record (VoR) (i.e. published version of paper, after publisher typesetting).