Preprints are defined as “a scholarly manuscript posted by the author(s) in an openly accessible platform, usually before or in parallel with the peer review process” (Committee on Publication Ethics [COPE], 2018). They are a version of a scientific paper uploaded by the authors to a public server before it is published in a peer-review journal. The preprint contains complete data and methodologies.
Some publishers allow authors to self-archive copies of their published articles, under certain conditions. These may include that only post-print and/or pre-print versions of an manuscript may be made available or an embargo period may apply.
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Benefits of Pre-Prints:
- Increase openness and accessibility of scientific findings
- Increase the speed of dissemination of knowledge
- Enhance collaboration among researchers
- Facilitate proactive sharing
- Improve with feedback from the community.
Learn more about Preprints
|arXiv||A preprint server for physics, quantitative biology, statistics, mathematics, and other similar fields|
|bioRxiv||A preprint server for the life sciences|
|ChemRxiv||A preprint server for chemistry|
|PeerJ Preprints||A preprint server for the biological, medical and environmental sciences|
|PsyArXiv||A preprint server for the psychological sciences|
|PaleorXiv||A preprint server for paleontology|
|MedRxiv||A Preprint service for the medicine and health sciences|