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A story via tweets about Emily & her decision to place her pre-print in the pre-print server psyarxiv while waiting to hear back from publishers. The story goes from March 2017 to October 2018. Not only does her paper gets published (after some time) but she was presented with numerous job, research, and speaking opportunities because her research was open to all.
I am so bloody excited our paper on lecture capture has finally been accepted for publication. The updated preprint here https://t.co/i5zYT4z4k9 but first, buckle up kids and let me tell you a story about Why You Should Use Preprints (Even If You Don't Care About Open Science).— Emily Nordmann (@emilynordmann) October 9, 2018