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Here, we explore the history of scientific publishing delays. The findings from the analysis are discussed in a blog post by Daniel Himmelstein and feature in Nature News.
Delays are calculated from publisher-deposited PubMed history dates. Only journal articles published between 1960 and 2015 are included. Specifically, two delay types are calculated:
To re-execute the analysis, run the following notebooks in the following order:
The following data files are generated during execution:
The following data files, generated by eutilities.ipynb, are ignored due to large file size:
These files, along with several of the other files listed above, are available via figshare.
git clone dhimmel-delays_-_2017-03-20_18-54-24.bundle -b master
on July 20, 2017