Questions tagged [preprint]

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

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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 ...
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Has anything changed about the “default” arXiv perpetual license?

I am new to arXiv and when I asked several of my colleagues which license I should select for my submission, they tell me to use the one marked as default, referring to the "arXiv.org perpetual" ...
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change the citation of preprint version into journal version of article

In my article, I have cited a preprint version (arXiv) of one references. After my article has been published in the final form, I received a request from the author of the preprint article asking me ...
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When is it most appropriate to post a preprint?

I am a student who is very enthusiastic about open access and sharing research. When I worked with my former supervisor, we would write a paper and then post it to a preprint server (e.g., arXiv) at ...
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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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Why do publishers allow distributing preprints?

I recently wanted to read one conference paper and one journal article. The conference paper is named Division by invariant integers using multiplication. By clicking on the "All 9 versions" link on ...
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What are the differences between viXra.org and arXiv.org?

What are the differences between viXra.org and arXiv.org?
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Research results obsolete while publishing

Consider the following situation. Scientist A obtained a novel cool result and submitted it to a respected journal after putting the preprint to arXiv. The journal started the peer review process ...
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Are there any pre-print services that accept manuscripts already accepted by a journal?

My publication was accepted by a journal, however I want to post it online prior to publication. BioRxiv was the original repository of choice, however they do not accept articles accepted by other ...
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Self-archiving of a preprint whose title has changed in the journal version

After a revision that included a change in the title, I recently got my last paper accepted. The policy of the editor about arXiv is that self-archiving is allowed at any time for preprints, but only ...
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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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Are papers on Research Gate publicly available?

Do users need an account (on Research Gate) to view papers on the site? Or, are these papers available to anyone who finds the page for a paper (i.e., through Google Scholar)? Doing some investigating ...
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Pre-print servers: Authors using wrong parametrisation to avoid reproducibility before publishing?

I am physicist and my research is on Physical/Computational Biology. As most of my colleagues, I am used to visit ArXiv daily to check new articles on my field. Some weeks a go I found a really ...
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Can I share an unpublished paper without this counting as prior publication?

I need to share a draft of a scientific paper with another person. I have the intention of publish it, but it is not ready for submission yet. When submitting my paper, I would like to avoid ...
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Can pre-print be published as “working paper” after the peer reviewed and revised manuscript has been accepted for publication by the journal?

A colleague wishes to publish a pre-print as a "working paper" after the revised manuscript has gone through the peer review process and accepted for publication. The rationale is that firstly, ...
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Is there a downside to “publishing” a preprint first? [duplicate]

Just as a background, I just finished my graduate school in August. I had three data chapters in my dissertation. My first data chapter was published long before graduation and was based on a ...
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Preprint request etiquette

I am collaborating on a disability advocacy project with someone, let's call her A, who was told by medical researcher B: Some collaborators and I have an article coming out soon which would lend ...
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Posting a paper on a preprint repository (SSRN) before publishing (economics)?

I am a young scholar and I have a paper that is virtually finished. I was thinking about posting it as a working paper on SSRN to get more feedback and comments. However, I worry if it will be still ...
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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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What are the pros and cons of submitting to a Preprint server?

I am currently writing a review paper in biology (conservation and ecology) and I am planning to publish this on a preprint platform. Two of the most common preprint server today are BioArVix and ...
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Specifying a preprint is “submitted”, *to a specific journal* [duplicate]

There are some mathematicians who are active online and who blog about their work at various stages, including when they upload a paper to the arXiv. I like this aspect as it gives a chance for the ...
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Regarding self-archiving embargos, what is the “official publication” date?

Springer's self-archiving policy states: Authors may self-archive the author’s accepted manuscript of their articles on their own websites. Authors may also deposit this version of the article ...
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Will uploading a copy of my paper to Academia.edu harm the journal it’s published in?

A paper that I have just had published in a journal is already starting to generate interest. I am allowed to upload a copy to Academia.edu as long as it is not the copy-edited version (peer review ...
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What counts as a “prior version” in Springer's self-archiving policy?

Springer's self-archiving policy ( https://www.springer.com/gp/open-access/authors-rights/self-archiving-policy/2124 ) says: By signing the Copyright Transfer Statement you still retain ...
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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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What should you consider before upload a revision to your arXiv paper when you spot an error?

I am in process of uploading a paper for arXiv. I have looked over the paper for several weeks now and it seems that there are no major issues, however, the paper is 24 pages long so I have accepted ...
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If my paper was published in IEEE Xplore, can I upload it to arXiv [duplicate]

A research paper from a computer vision conference I made was published in IEEE Xplore, but also in some other places (where it is open). Can I publish it to arXiv? paper in IEEE Xplore paper in ...
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Updating a paper on arXiv that was accepted by a non-open access journal

I have uploaded a paper on ArXiv a few months ago, and then submitted it to a non-open access journal. After appropriate revisions, the paper has been accepted by the journal, and will be published in ...
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Can I post a pre-print of my paper on ArXiv knowing the paper will go through major changes? Alternatives?

I wrote a paper with a new approach and I implemented this approach in both R and SAS. I want to put the software online on Github and ideally on CRAN too. The paper has been reviewed by my ...
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Should I ask my co-author before I upload an article (that he already told me is okay to publish) to arXiv?

At our institute it is not common to upload a pre-print of your submission to arXiv. I got told by a friend that it is basically a no-brainer and there are virtually no downsides in doing so. I ...