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Re: [tlug] Journals, Authors and 'Free Peer Review'

On 29 September 2018 at 00:10, Raymond Wan <> wrote:

Maybe ArXiv allows it to reach a wide audience but just
having people tweet or "like" it doesn't give me any
confidence in it.

Where did you get the idea that ArXiv is like twitter or some kind of
social network or blog?

It has been pointed out to you already several times that it isn't.

It is an academic database, run by a reputable university and it is
linked/overlayed to several other academic databases.

There are no "likes" on ArXiv, nothing of the kind.

The relevance of scholarly papers is generally measured by citations.
Papers that are being cited by other scholars are considered more
relevant. It is entirely irrelevant where a scholar found a paper to cite,
the only thing that matters is that he does cite it.

And if your paper happens to be in a database that is not behind a
paywall and widely used, it means it will be available to a wider
audience, thereby increasing the likelihood of getting citations.

That's all there is to it.

It has nothing to do with Twitter, nothing to do with likes.

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