Open Science in Times of Coronavirus: Introducing the Concept of Real-Time Publication
- Open Science,
- Post-publication peer-review,
Copyright (c) 2020 Alexandre Hocquet
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Who doesn't have an opinion about hydroxychloroquine? The recent developments of the latest research in Marseilles on the potential of this antimalarial drug to reduce the viral load of SARS-CoV-2 have been heating up. Obviously, the current pandemic is a sudden and unprecedented health crisis. Unexpectedness and scale are turning the outbreak into widespread panic: science is summoned to find solutions as soon as possible. In a sense, the worldwide situation is a way of asking how fast can science go. The famed publication from Didier Raoult's group 2 allows us to highlight an evolution in peer review practices, and this trend allows us to question what it means to be "open" in science.