Questions regarding making manuscripts available prior to their publication in a peer-reviewed source.

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Is there a pre-print server for building physics papers?

I recently submitted a pre-print (about heating control algorithms for buildings) to arXiv.org, under General Physics, but it was rejected as being off-topic for that server. I tried to find a ...
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Should I put my not-yet-submitted work on my web page?

I am planning on submitting a paper to a journal. Is it acceptable and advisable to upload it to my web page for public consumption, in the mean time?
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How to react to flawed preprints?

Suppose you were to find what you think are serious flaws in a preprint (arXiv or something similar). What should you do? Now, after the obvious first step of contacting the authors and letting them ...
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How should I prepare e-prints (pre-prints and post-prints) of already published papers?

I am about to embark on the publication of pre-prints or post-prints of about a dozen papers that have already been published in peer-reviewed journals. I plan to use the SHERPA/RoMEO database to ...
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Is the arXiv a good way to get feedback on one's work?

I have developed a method to process images I use for my research. It's nothing revolutionary but I think it might be useful to others than me, and why not, be worthy of being published somewhere (at ...
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Will the admission committee actually read a student's paper mentioned in resume?

(This question is set up under the EECS context, but any generic answer is much welcomed) It is said that publications during one's undergraduate time will be an advantage in his/her PhD application. ...
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How should use of a preprint server be incorporated into the publishing workflow?

I am a biologist and very recently there has been a movement to increase the use of preprints in publishing biological research. This has generated a lot of discussion about preprints and their ...
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Plagiarism and the ArXiv (or other preprint servers)

First of all, this is about plagiarism in the sense of stealing ideas. Copy-and-paste plagiarism is inluded but not likely to happen in the cases relevant for this question. Considering the ...
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Why upload to academic preprint sites like arXiv?

The recent question about the legality of uploading to arXiv made me realize that I don't have any understanding of why one would upload to a preprint site. (I don't work in a field where they seem ...
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Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals?

Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals? I am suspicious that it may violate the double blind review requirements and I couldn't find ...
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As a beginning graduate student, can you do without conferences in theoretical CS?

I'm beginning my graduate study in theoretical computer science soon, and I've been admitted to two graduate schools in Northeastern Asia. One of those makes it a rule to grant compensation for ...
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Is it okay to put up a submitted paper and a paper which is about to be submitted on Academia.edu?

I'm applying to graduate school (CS MS/PhD) this year and I wanted to put up a copy of my papers online so that admission committees would be able to see them. The problem is one of the papers is ...
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arXiv identifier near the end of month

If one submit a paper (today) on Oct 30th at 20:00:01 GMT (16:00:01 EDT) on arXiv, which announces on Nov 1st 00:00:00 GMT, is the identifier 1311.xxxx or 1310.xxxx? What is the general policy of ...
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Preprint citations + Paper citations =?

Given that in many areas the peer-review process is quite lengthy (even a couple of years), it often happens that, by the time the journal version of a paper appears, the preprint version (e.g. arxiv) ...
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What are the reasons for Journals to reject any manuscript that has already been deposited into a Preprint server?

As it can be appreciated from this list of journals with varying preprint policies, certain journals consider a preprint to be "prior publication". In other fields like Chemistry, there is a strong ...
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Do old preprints actually exist?

It is quite common (in some areas) to see the reference to the paper, which is cited as "to appear" or "in prepapation" but never actually appeared. Such citations are treated in the same way as ...
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Is it necessary to include and update the status of a paper on arXiv once it has been accepted for publication in a journal?

Let's suppose you write a paper and you post it on arXiv. If a paper is sent to a journal for peer-review, should you always include this information in the paper comments (including the name of the ...
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arXiv preprint and final paper differing by sections and appendices

Because of the style of a journal, and the space limit, I was asked to remove a section and all appendices. While I have no problem with that, I want to preserve it in the arXiv preprint. So: Is ...
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What is the best repository for Engineering research work in pre-print format?

I'm a civil engineer myself and found no options for depositing engineering related pre-print papers in any online repositories. Is there any easy solution to this? For example, academia.edu lets one ...
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What are the pros and cons of submitting same paper to more than one open repository?

What if I submit a same preprint to several open access repositories, e.g. arxiv, vixra, philica etc.? I guess doing so would give to a paper more visibility. But would it be a bad practice? Would it ...
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Why do some arXiv preprints have increased line spacing?

Some preprints on arXiv have 1.5- or double-spaced lines, making it less pleasant to read and more wasteful to print. Is there a reason for it, except for the laziness/sloppiness? (If drafts were ...
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Updating a preprint when it is under review

I know that preprints deposited into a preprint server should be in a polished state. However, what should happen once it starts the review process? Should those copy-edits be updated on the preprint? ...
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Preprint services other than arXiv (for other fields)

While arXiv is great, it covers only topics in physics, mathematics and computer science. Are there any good preprint storage places for other scientific disciplines?