Questions tagged [preprint]

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

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Impact factors of preprint repositories

I'm wondering if the growing catalogue of preprint repositories have known 'impact factors' similar to those of popular print journals. If so, can anyone highlight them?
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Working on the arXiv version of a published paper, how should I cite?

As part of a research project, I use results from this paper. It seems to have been published at least 3 times: as an arXiv preprint from January 2012 in a Springer book from 2012 in another Springer ...
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Where to draw the line between preprint and author-submitted paper?

I read on https://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/get-published/post-your-paper/ (mirror): Preprint: a form of e-print where an author posts a draft paper on the author’s or another ...
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Asking an academic for a cursory look at a paper

Suppose that Alice has a PhD but then left academia more than a decade ago. Alice has written a short paper on a topic unrelated to her thesis. Suppose moreover that : the paper has been submitted a ...
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Cannot submit revision of preprint in bioRxiv (Current Version Status Closed)

I went to the 'Author Area', and the first sign of problem was that the 'Submit a Revision' link had 0 papers. After that, I went to 'Author history', found the specific preprint. I noticed that the ...
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ArXIV's Different Licenses [closed]

I am considering submitting a working paper to the ArXIV archive and was wondering what the different licenses entailed, and whether choosing one might have some future ramifications. Thank you!
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of Preprints.org compared with arXiv?

Preprints.org is a new site for sharing preprints of papers. arXiv is one of the longest standing, stable and mature places for many people. I'm wondering where to upload a paper (which is already ...
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Is a preprint considered as dual publication?

I am about to submit a paper to Nature but I made public the technical report supporting an important share of the results via BioRXiv a few weeks ago. In the Nature submission system, they asked if ...
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How should I interpret a promising preprint that was never published in a peer-reviewed journal?

There have been a couple of occasions in my research in which I've come across a preprint that is several years old and is very relevant to the work that I'm doing. Often these preprints have very ...
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Can i post my article in arxiv for comments from other mathematicians? [duplicate]

I have recently written a paper on Quantum Polynomial Algebra. But I am not studying anywhere, so I havenot got anyone to comment. Even I have mailed a few math professors but they may be to busy to ...
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Preprints conflicts between Research Gate and Journal

I uploaded a preprint paper to Research Gate. Then I realized that it is not allowed for the Journal I submitted my paper. I removed the paper from RG, but it was around two days available. Will I ...
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Allowing preprints boosts the impact factor – was this argument ever (prominently) made?

Background The impact factor is a journal metric that rewards citations in the first two years after publication (or five in some flavours). For better or worse, this metric has some importance and ...
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A specific term was first coined in a preprint but publication took many years. What to cite?

In my literature research for a paper I am writing I want to state that a specific term was first coined in a preprint from let's say 2000, but the paper was not published until 2005. Unfortunately ...
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Why bioRxiv instead of arXiv.bio?

In view of the need of a preprint repository for biology science, why was it necessary to start bioRxiv, instead of a biology section in arXiv? Is there any fundamental difference between the two? ...
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Can I upload a pre-print during peer review that includes changes suggested by reviewers? [duplicate]

My paper is in the late stage of peer-review and probably will be accepted once I complete the last minor revisions, but it is not formally accepted yet. During peer-review the manuscript changed ...
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Does posting paper online anonymously prevent me from publishing it in journal?

I am a high school student and I am trying to publish my first research paper in mathematics. However, I have already had my full paper posted without author information on the website of another ...
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Rapid publishing experiment

In 2015 or 2016, there was an experiment by a group of post-docs and graduate students to ideate, research, and publish a scientific article (on a pre-print site like arxiv.org) in 24 hours. The topic ...
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Manuscript was “unsubmitted” because the manuscript was deposited in Arxiv Preprints

One of my manuscripts was "unsubmitted" and potentially rejected by the journal for the reason that it was submitted to a preprint server. Is it normal for the journal to reject a paper that was ...
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Citing contemporaneous (interlaced?) preprints

In my area of research distributing preprints of results is very common. Consider the following seqence of events: Group A finishes paper P, distributes it as a preprint and submits to a journal ...
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Preprint Best Practices in Computer Science

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? ...
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Updating the arXiv version of paper after it is published in ACM proceedings [duplicate]

Before submitting my paper to one of ACM's conferences, I uploaded the earlier version of the paper on arXiv. The paper has now been accepted and published in ACM proceedings. I plan to update the ...
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arXiv submission with PDF and data, preferred submission strategy?

arXiv does not allow PDF and other file types on the same submission. My (many)coauthors are not tex savvy, and want the paper describing the database to be in PDF format so that their (also not tex ...
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What can I do if my paper doesn't fit any arXiv category? [duplicate]

I have a paper (A) that has been submitted to a journal, but is as yet unreviewed, and another paper (B) that cites A. (The citation is necessary because A includes details of the preparation of a ...
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How and from where to get feedback for my preprint?

I have worked upon a project that estimates the wind power generation potential in India using simulation techniques and polynomial regression. I have written the first draft. However, everyone in my ...
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Publishing a preprint while having another related work on review

Preliminaries As coauthor, I sent a work X to a reputable journal. The work X deals with two problems A and B. The reviewers asked for some minor clarifications/corrections. I performed them, and ...
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Reputable Preprint Servers other than Arxiv [duplicate]

After one of my papers was put "on hold," every single one of my new papers is being put on "on hold," many of which are ultimately rejected from Arxiv. This makes no sense to me as the same papers ...
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How to modify a final draft to reflect that a conjecture in its preprint was refuted?

I am currently in the process of trying to publish a mathematics paper. A draft of this paper had been posted on arxiv, which contained an interesting conjecture. In the intervening time, this ...
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Editorial perception/bias regarding preprints in bioinformatics

The quality of a journal manuscript submission being equal, does posting a preprint on arXiv or bioRxiv hurt your chances of publication in a journal? I'm asking about bioinformatics, for journals ...
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How to think about journal-hosted preprints, or “Just-IN” manuscripts?

The NRC Research Press (or Canadian Science Publishing) offers a, at least to me, peculiar option they call "Just-IN" manuscripts. This seems to be an extreme version of an online-first article. Note: ...
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Uploading preprints of old Elsevier papers to arXiv, and updating arXiv preprints by newer versions

Let's say that my first scientific paper was published in 2010 in one of the Elsevier mathematical journals. At that time I didn't care about uploading a preprint of the paper to arXiv which I now ...
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Update a preprint on ResearchGate to conference publication after acceptance

Is there a way to update a preprint on ResearchGate to the published conference version including accepted conference information etc.? I have not found a straightforward way to do this, I don't think ...
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How to present preprints that are not publicly accessible on a CV for math academic job search?

In the context of preparing a CV for a math academic job search Is it advisable to list preprints which are not yet accessible to the wide public in the CV? If so, should it be in a rubric of its ...
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How to cite a working paper, preprint, or manuscript?

I am wondering how I can cite a preprint (likewise a working paper, or a manuscript) which I am not supposed to officially archive because of a longer double-blind review process with an anonymized ...
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What percentage of arXiv preprints fall under the CC BY or CC BY-SA licenses?

I am interested in exporting and redistributing arXiv papers and will need the source on them. It looks like this is allowed so long as they fall under CC BY or CC BY-SA licenses. However, I'm not ...
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Are there any pre-print servers that let you export/redistribute the article (not as PDF)? [closed]

For example, if I were able to get an article from arXiv in a format that isn't PDF, such as LaTeX, docx, html, markdown (really anything covered by pandoc, since that's what I'm using). From what I ...
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Can an author decline to be on a biorxiv paper?

Asking for a friend. If an author is added to a biorxiv paper, but does not want to be part of it, is there any recourse for him/her?
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Postprint biology repository

I recently found out that bioRxiv, the main biology preprint server, actually does not allow postprints to be submitted (even if allowed by the journal) according to its policy. This is in contrast to ...
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google scholar has not listed me as coauthor

After finally getting an article listed on google scholar via preprints, Google Scholar has not listed me as an author on my paper on either preprint it has indexed. I was the one who uploaded them to ...
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Do proofs count as post-prints for sharing purposes?

Some journals allow post-prints to be shared, but not the publisher's version. In these cases, can I share those proofs that are generated before the paper is published? They are not the final version ...
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Is it good practice to share pre-print of PhD thesis?

I know it's common practice for researchers to share the pre-prints of their papers on online repositories such as ArXiv , SocArXiv, SSRN, OSF. This practice helps speed up the process of receiving ...
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Should a translated thesis get a new DOI?

Assuming the original thesis received a DOI to begin with, would it make sense to obtain a new DOI for your own translation of your own thesis, otherwise leaving the content as is, if you published ...
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I forgot to add preprint submission (BioRxiv) before the actual journal submission, what can I do now?

I was entrusted to do the entire submission process on my own (previously done by the PI) as a learning process, so I am learning by trial and error. I was supposed to initiate and complete all the ...
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Is it legal to make submitted research paper public

I have submitted a research paper to IEEE. Now my research supervisor is saying to make it public by writing a blog on Medium and giving a link to the paper. He also shared research paper on some ...
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Which preprint repositories assign DOIs for free?

ArXiv.org does not assign DOIs to its preprints, but ResearchGate does. Are there other preprint repositories that assign DOIs for free?
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Will the preprint published to the figshare be available on Google scholar?

I have published a preprint of my research paper on figshare. Will it be indexed on Google scholar (like a published research)? And if it does, then how many days will it require?
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Upload monograph to preprint repository before acceptance for publication?

Can one upload a book-length monograph to a preprint repository (e.g., ResearchGate) while awaiting for its acceptance for publication? (Book preprints do exist on arXiv.org, e.g.: Bacciagaluppi &...
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sharing preprint using the journal's template?

Publishers such as Elsevier and SAGE provide LaTeX templates for manuscripts to be submitted to their journals. Can one post that version of the paper in our websites if the paper has been accepted to ...
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Have technical reports been subsumed by preprints?

As someone who has recently gotten into the research world, I read a lot of preprints and occasionally dig up some technical reports to access older publications. To me, it seems like technical ...
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Publishing working paper before submission to peer-reviewed journal

Could the fact that I publish a working paper in a WP-series at the institution where I am doing my PhD jeopardise my chance to have it accepted in a peer-review journal? Since I know it might depend ...
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What license to choose for preprint on OSF (Open Science Framework) when the preprint has been published in a journal?

I'd like to put two preprints on OSF to make them available for everyone. One paper is already published, the other is in print. I've checked on SHERPA/RoMEO if the publisher allows preprint to be put ...