Questions tagged [preprint]

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

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Can I upload a national report which I reference in a paper to a preprint server so it has a permanent location and/or DOI rather than a URL?

I recently wrote an editorial article which referenced several national (UK) reports. These are typically freely available as pdf files online via institutions like the British Medical Association, ...
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How to find out if a preprint has been already published

I found a preprint from 2012 in the internet, how can I know if this preprint is now published or not?
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Is there a way to submit privately to claim intellectual property [duplicate]

Hypothetically, if I had an idea to improve an algorithm/theorem but I wasn't sure it was correct, or I wasn't sure it was significant or meaningful or hasn't already been published in a different ...
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What should one do with his/her manuscript after some sort of academic misconduct

This happened in my group. One of the master students in our group had a manuscript derived from her thesis, and the manuscript was planned to publish with she and her advisor (who is the PI of our ...
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Does authorea have any moderation for preprints submitted to it?

Some of the preprint servers like arXiv have moderation. Others like viXra don't have any form of them. I browsed authorea.com and I think they don't have any sort of moderation like viXra. Am I ...
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Does vixra hold copyright over any submission to it?

I have read the following links vixra.org/practices vixra.org/submit The only relevant line seems to be By submitting your documents to viXra.org, you declare that all authors and other copyright ...
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Is it possible to submit a preprint to viXra and then submit my physics paper to PRA?

I really want to submit to viXra to stake my claim on the paper's idea. I don't want to submit it to arXiv. I searched PRA's policy on this without much success. I have read the following documents, ...
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How do search engines calculate citations when both a preprint and a published journal/conference version of a paper exists?

Let's say that I wrote my research paper and then I published it as a preprint on the ArXiv, and I got citations for this preprint. Afterwards, my same paper has been peer reviewed by a journal then ...
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Pre-print service like Arxiv but with private option, so I can correct my mistakes without publicly advertising my mistakes?

As a student, I make mistakes all the times, and stealing my idea will not face a heavy retaliation. I don't mind if someone come-up with concurrent works, but I do mind if my key idea is leaked. Many ...
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How to find published article from arxiv preprint

I just came from here and have a related but different question. My question is, is there an online tool that will allow me to definitively check if a published version of a preprint exists and locate ...
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Can I publish open access articles on my personal website?

I have written a couple of articles for a print journal which I found, at the time of publication, were available online for free as Open Access. This was around two years ago. Can I also publish them ...
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What distinguishes acceptable use of a preprint server from unacceptable dual publication?

In answering this question, I wondered: Many fields are now beginning to embrace preprint servers such as arXiv. Typically, authors upload a manuscript to the preprint server at the same time as they ...
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Submitting a paper to a peer-reviewd journal after putting it on medRxiv

Most COVID-19 related papers(about 2/3) go as pre-prints on arXiv/medRxiv, and so I decided to do the same. Is it still possible to submit the same preprint to a peer-reviewed journal? In such case, ...
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Does arXiv do peer review and can a high school student submit to arXiv?

Is it necessary to publish in a journal after writing paper in arXiv? Is arXiv peer reviewed journal? If yes, then will the editor consider and send to other experts in that field? Can a high school ...
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Change title of the manuscript in arXiv

I have written a paper and posted that in arXiv. The paper is cited once and I have cited roughly 40 manuscripts in my paper. I am now thinking that the title of my paper is not fully representing ...
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Do I need to remove/modify a journal's Latex template style before submitting a paper to arXiv? [duplicate]

I want to submit a paper to a SIAM journal. Before submitting it I want to put the paper on arXiv. I've written the paper using SIAM's Latex template files. Is it ok to upload the current version of ...
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IEEE Copyright and replacing previous ArXiv/TechRxiv versions

I know that similar questions have been posted before but i cannot find a specific and complete answer. Suppose that i post a preprint article on ArXiv/TechRxiv. Then, i submit the paper to an IEEE ...
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Is it really legal to submit a work to a venue although we already uploaded it as a reprint somewhere like Arxiv or researchgate? [duplicate]

I am wondering if it is legal to submit a work as fresh manuscript to a journal although we have already uploaded it somewhere else as a preprint? Most of the journals/publishers require that the ...
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Plagarsim check [duplicate]

Could your own preprints of the same paper on arXiv and other sites be considered as plagiarism when the journal checks this paper using, for example, Turnitin plagiarism program?
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Question about arXiv replacement restriction and contacting moderators

Background: I submitted an article (denoted by A) on arXiv half a year ago and have replaced it several times later. Due to frequent replacements, one of my further replacements is removed, and I'm ...
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Posting commentary papers to preprint repositories

Short version: We noticed a problematic but influential preprint, wrote a commentary paper to criticize and rebut it, but were not able to post the comment to any public preprint repository. In this ...
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How to add ResearchGate preprints manually to google scholar?

Is there any way of adding my ResearchGate preprints manually on Google Scholar? If no, will Google Scholar automatically add it to my scholar profile? Can other authors cite my ResearchGate preprints?...
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Does posting a preprint to the arXiv reduce the chances to acceptance? [duplicate]

Depending on the submission journal, there may be some explicit rules allowing or forbidding the posting of a preprint before the peer review process is complete. However, for those journals that don'...
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What happens to preprints after the information contained in them gets published in a peer-reviewed journal?

My question is whether preprints continue to exist after the information contained in them gets published in a journal. It would be confusing to have two sources for the same information (the preprint ...
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Can I post on Arxiv a final paper published on PLOS ONE?

Can I post on Arxiv a final paper published on PLOS ONE? I would like to put on Arxiv the final edited paper, replacing the old pre-print. Can I do that? I am wondering if this violates any rule of ...
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What is the “initial screen” for displaying a journal's copyright?

I submitted my first journal paper to IEEE today, and when I considered posting it on ArXiv just to be safe from scooping, I noticed that IEEE has a policy for submitted content, which does not ...
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Uploading acepted ACL paper to arXiv

I have written an accepted paper for the 2020 Annual Conference of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL). While uploading the final version, I agreed to this copyright statement: ...
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What's the difference between a preprint and a working paper?

I'd always thought they were completely the same, but I saw a twitter thread in which this was questioned. I mean here "working paper" only in its scholarly sense - I'm aware that the term has other ...
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Simultaneously submitting, one paper got rejected, other didn’t - what to do?

There is a result R and teams T and U. Team T submitted into a journal result R, but not on Arxiv. Team U then submitted result R to Arxiv, without knowing about the submission of Team T. Team U also ...
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Why do some researchers publish preprints? [duplicate]

Why do some researchers publish preprints? I am not a scientist but asked this on a medicine professor. He said that it would be bad for a scientist's career if he or she publishes a preprint and ...
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What are the implications of submitting a paper to be graded and to arxiv preprint on the same day?

I submitted my paper to be graded in a university class and to the arvix preprint on the same day. Are there any implications for the grading professor and myself if the arxiv preprint is announced ...
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Are 'please cite my paper' emails socially accepted?

I am a PhD student in physics. A few months ago, I submitted a paper (which has meanwhile been accepted, but not yet published). The preprint is on arXiv. Now, I saw that a few days ago, another ...
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Are arXiv papers more read than the journal versions? [closed]

I have a conference paper which is published at IEEE with some errors unfortunately. But I have submitted a version on ArXiv without the errors. As a researcher, I honestly prefer reading versions on ...
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Repository or university working paper series

I am from the field of economics and preprints are ok with econ journals. I just cannot understand what is the difference between repository (like ArXiv) and publishing results in some working paper ...
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What's Normal Distribution Time for SSRN?

I've submitted two papers to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). One paper was approved within a week and the other has been In Process for two weeks. This isn't problematic, but I'm curious ...
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Asking a colleague for his submitted paper

A colleague just told me about a paper he submitted to a conference, I'd love to have a look at his work out of curiosity. How can I ask without him thinking I'm off to steal his ideas or something?
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Will submitting to viXra before being accepted by arXiv cause me to be blacklisted by arXiv?

I'm in a position where I will have fairly inconsequential work to publish soon. I'm working in the blockchain space, where it is common for whitepapers to be posted on individual websites or github. ...
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Can a first author of a pre-print be demoted in the version sent to a journal?

Can a PI decide to submit to a journal a previously agreed manuscript, uploaded to a pre-print server, and swap the first author with someone else after introducing some changes in the writing? Would ...
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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 ...