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Recently we submitted a paper to the Springer Telecommunication Systems journal, and we would like to upload the preprint to a repository, such as arXiv or TechRxiv. Is it wise to upload the preprint in both? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to doing that?

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    What do the preorint servers say about this? Mar 21, 2023 at 11:30
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    @user2705196 Can they talk? (+1 ;-) Mar 21, 2023 at 14:36

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Advantages (minor): people who get a regular email about one repository's new papers will hear about it. People who search one repository but not the other or Google will be able to find it.

Disadvantages (major): it is confusing and mostly pointless. If people find there are two versions of it on two different repositories, they will wonder which is the newest one or whether there are any differences. A journal might prohibit uploads to one repository but not the other.

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  • Thank you very much for the advice! We uploaded it on techrxiv. Mar 22, 2023 at 9:00
  • I do not think version control is a major issue once there is a date on the front page. Mar 22, 2023 at 10:56
  • Dates don't solve the problem. One repository's version might be newer but shorter and less detailed.
    – Oliver882
    Mar 22, 2023 at 23:05

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