I remembered that I ticked to share my manuscript with preprint by mistake three months ago, during the submission process
- Journal of Hazardous Materials
Some days after, my manuscript was immediate rejected (desk reject).
After that, I didn't receive any e-mails about preprint so I gradually forgot it until I submitted my paper to another magazine recently.
Several days ago, the editor (of the magazine) asked me to disclose on the Cover Letter if the manuscript has been submitted to a preprint server prior to submission on them.
I've searched SSRN, I can't locate my preprint.
° SSRN is the preprint server/platform for the first journal
I also searched every preprint database but couldn't find it.
What should I do next please?