From: Ari Belenkiy <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2016 21:00:25 -0700
I think the major issue here is priority and thus -- tangentially -- copyright.
Here is my experience - for what it worth.
Three days ago my own paper was pre-published:
It was submitted on Christmas eve 2014 and appeared at the VC website
several days ago, March 11, 2016. So its way up took almost a year
and 3 months. (And it is not formally published, or rather is not
assigned yet to a particular issue.)
But along the way, I twice submitted corrections and improvements. And
they increased paper's value significantly - not the major claim that
remains the same but supporting arguments.
Well, this is a history of science work. But imagine it is a hard
science! If you make a mistake in a long series of arguments and
someone else corrects it, who is the author of the final result?
These are subtle things. Pre-publication on arxiv is precarious - it
pre-opens a Pandora's box of priority disputes.
On Wed, Mar 16, 2016 at 4:32 PM, LIBLICENSE <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> From: "Jim O'Donnell" <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2016 18:18:16 -0700
> From "tomorrow's" New York Times:
> A small insurgency, but from some very visible people.
> Jim O'Donnell