The pandemic has shifted how early stage, unreviewed scientific papers are used and viewed.
Whenever you hear about a new bit of science news, these suggestions will help you assess whether it's more fact or fiction.
The peer-review process is an essential part to ensure the quality of scientific research, but the pandemic-driven demand for information means that research is publicized before it has been reviewed.
Social media has allowed researchers around the world to collaborate and co-ordinate their efforts to fight the outbreak and contain its spread.
The traditional mode of publishing scientific research faces much criticism – primarily for being too slow and sometimes shoddily done. Maybe fewer publications of higher quality is the way forward.