I truly believe in the benefits of pre-print distribution, however I'm not sure how to exactly proceed. Here are some questions I have in mind:
- When should I make them available? Before peer-review? After camera-ready?
- Where should I publish them? ResearchGate keeps asking for my pre-prints, although most of the ones I read come from Arxiv. And there's always my personal website at the University.
- How do I handle versioning, or how many versions should I keep? Would that disperse any potential citations?
- What happens to the pre-print after the paper is published? Should the pre-print make a reference to the publication DOI?
I would specially like to know what's the "state of the practice" in Computer Science.