Preprints in medical research: Progress and principles

PLoS Med. 2018 Apr 16;15(4):e1002563. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002563. eCollection 2018 Apr.


In this month's editorial, the PLOS Medicine Editors discuss the role of preprints in human health research and propose a 3-part framework for ensuring benefit.

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Humans
  • Research*

Grant support

The authors are each paid a salary by the Public Library of Science, and they wrote this editorial during their salaried time.