What does validpublication mean

"Valid" scientific publication has several essential components. It is (1) the first publication of research results (2) in a form whereby peers can assess the observations, evaluate the intellectual processes, or repeat the experiment and test its conclusions, (3) appearing in a primary journal or other source document (4) that is readily available within the scientific community In addition, (5) the scientific paper contains certain specified kinds of information (6) organized in a certain stylized manner, i.e., it has a certain format. This is not to imply that other publication is "invalid" for any other use than this very special purpose of establishing priority of discovery.

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