I will never understand why it takes bioRxiv so many hours to \’screen\’ a preprint. Here are some solutions.
- Ask for volunteer screeners. These are people that have already submitted preprints to bioRxiv in the past, and therefore are \’trustworthy\’. As I\’ve said in the past – I\’d volunteer. Even if people screened a few manuscripts a month this would help the process immensely.
- Don\’t screen submitted preprints from known accounts. People that have submitted non-spam manuscripts previously do not have to be rescreened.
- Automate the screening process. Only manuscripts that contain the words sex, porn, or Edward Snowden get manually screened. The rest get the automated version and are posted within minutes.