Vol 4 No 1 Suppl. 1 (2020) - Open Stream on Covid-19 Emergency
Covid-19 Emergency Open Stream Contribution

Open Science in Times of Coronavirus: Introducing the Concept of Real-Time Publication

Alexandre Hocquet
Université de Lorraine, Université de Strasbourg, CNRS, AHP-PReST, F-54000 Nancy, France
Published May 22, 2020
Keywords
  • Open Science,
  • Peer-review,
  • Post-publication peer-review,
  • PubPeer
How to Cite
Hocquet, A. (2020). Open Science in Times of Coronavirus: Introducing the Concept of Real-Time Publication. Substantia, 4(1), 937. https://doi.org/10.13128/Substantia-937

Abstract

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.

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