- Preprint: a form of e-print where an author posts a draft paper on the author’s or another website. The preprint is the paper in the form prior to submission to IEEE.
- Author-submitted paper: the version of the paper originally submitted by the author to an IEEE publication.
Where to draw the line between preprint and author-submitted paper?
For example, if I fix a typo in my paper draft right before submitting it, was the paper draft before the typo fix a preprint and the paper draft after the typo fix the author-submitted paper?