Dorothy Bishop on her PrePrint Experiences at PeerJ

Short but informative. Preprints seem like a good idea, generally, for scientific discussion.

What are the benefits to you personally of publishing your work as a PeerJ PrePrint prior to any formal peer review process?

It is very useful to get feedback from experts in the field before finalising a manuscript; ultimately, it should save time, because the paper is more likely to have a smooth passage through a formal review process if you have anticipated and responded to major criticisms, and also been pointed to other relevant literature. Having said that, I don’t yet know if our paper will be accepted for publication! However, even if it is not, it has been useful to have the debate about the p-curve method out in the open, and our pre-print allowed us to put our views in the public domain in a permanent, citeable format.