Questions tagged [preprint]

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

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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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Google Scholar preprint bug. What if preprint is posted after the journal paper?

Most of you probably know the Google Scholar preprint bug: if you upload a preprint and then you publish your work on a journal, GS won't find it. Let's suppose that I already published my journal ...
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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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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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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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Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals?

Is it legal to upload a paper to arXiv when it is under double blind review for one of the IEEE journals? I am suspicious that it may violate the double blind review requirements and I couldn't find ...
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Do all preprint servers have the non-updating issue in google scholar

It has been identified on stackexchange that Google Scholar has a bug where ArXiv publications are not updated to match the final journal publication information in google scholar (for several months)...
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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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What is the best repository for Engineering research work in pre-print format?

I'm a civil engineer myself and found no options for depositing engineering related pre-print papers in any online repositories. Is there any easy solution to this? For example, academia.edu lets one ...
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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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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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Immature papers on arXiv

I am from computer science and we typically submit to conferences and less often to journals. Publishing pre-prints to arXiv becomes more and more popular in my field. From the discussion here on AS I ...
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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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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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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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Is it advisable to upload your PhD thesis on Biorxiv?

The university theses repository is not indexed in the main scientific literature search engines. This issue makes finding a thesis difficult, and it's a problem especially because after PhD many are ...
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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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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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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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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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Does posting papers on Academia.edu count as publishing?

Does posting papers on websites such as Academia.edu or ResearchGate count as "publishing" for the sake of future journal submission? That is, if I have uploaded my paper to Academia.edu, can I later ...
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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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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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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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Is there any risk of having my research scooped after posting my manuscript onto bioRxiv?

I want to post my manuscript to bioRxiv before submitting onto formal journals, but I still have several concerns: Can I claim I am the first for the discovery by posting my findings on bioRxiv ? ...
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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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Plagiarism from preprint of paper (from the Arxiv)

Recently we have written a research paper and posted a preprint on the Arxiv to obtain some non-official peer review and to increase the quality of our paper. Till now we have not submitted this paper ...
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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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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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Springer’s book-chapter sharing policies

Last year I submitted an article to a peer-reviewed book to be added as a chapter. Finally, my article got accepted and it is ready for publication. The publisher is going to be Springer. I would ...
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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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How can I claim ownership of my idea without securing a patent?

I created a model for the pathogenesis of a neurodegenerative disorders that reveals a novel target for neurorestoration/neuroprotection. Can I patent the use of an existing compound for another ...
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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 ...