Conferences, Journals, Preprints, and Reviewer Expectations


We consider the precedence and priority issues that arise from the increasingly common trend of distributing unrefereed preprints via services such as arXiv prior to or at the same time as they are submitted for peer review, and the effect that this practice can have on the integrity of the scientific review process. We offer some suggestions which could be incorporated into the peer-review process to provide better safeguards to authors.

Submitted to the SIGIR Forum