Biology pre-print server online!

THIS! You may have heard of arXiv, the pre-print system for the excessively numerate. In essence, it provides an opportunity for researchers to publicly share articles and studies in progress (i.e. before they are placed on the review/publication assembly line). Well, there’s now a biology version of it.

I personally have never made use of arXiv, mostly because the fields it hosts aren’t interesting to me, but bioRxiv has sections on ecology and similarly interesting topics, so it will be worth monitoring to see whether this changes our field(s) as much as its predecessor changed mathematics and physics.