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A preprint is a version of a scientific manuscript posted on a public server prior to formal peer review. As soon as it’s posted, your preprint becomes a permanent part of the scientific record, citable with its own unique DOI. By sharing early, you can accelerate the speed at which science moves forward (PLOS, 2020). Preprint publishing is rapidly gaining interest in the biomedical and health sciences. 

Benefits of Preprints:

- 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.

What is a Preprint - ASAPbio

Preprints and COVID-19

COVID-19 has rapidly increased the publication of preprints and has shown a profound value of the rapid dissemination of research, Check out this article and recorded webinar on the rapid sharing of COVID-19 research from ASAPbio.

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