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Questions tagged [preprint]

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

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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 ...
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Can I use a stamped arxiv paper as a proof of priority if it has been rejected?

Sometimes arxiv moderators may not agree with content of a submitted manuscript. Although it's rare, the submitted manuscript may be rejected even if it contains novel or original results. During ...
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Is it fine to post my paper's preprint both on my blog and on arXiv?

There is no particular reason that I want my preprint paper both on my blog and on arXiv, but I just thought it would look nice on my blog. If I were to do this, will arXiv mark my paper as ...
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What is the proper way to ask for an unpublished paper?

I want to get access to a paper which hasn't been published by the scholar and I decide to write an email to him. What is a proper way to ask ? My intention is to help myself formulate the scope of ...
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Making technical reports available

I'm in the field of engineering, electrical engineering specifically. I find myself with several technical reports and notes I've written over the years, and some colleagues have asked me for these. I ...
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Acknowledgments in Arxiv preprint

I have recently submitted a paper to a journal, with the format required by the journal itself. Now I am submitting on Arxiv a version of the paper with the same content but a different formatting (...
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Presenting and disseminating research results before submitting a paper

I got a PhD in math in another country years ago. Recently I moved to the US and have a tenured position. Assume I wrote a paper and want to publish it in a journal. Is it considered OK to present the ...
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Uploading a preprint with wrong proofs

Summary: A senior faculty member insisted on uploading a draft of our math paper with incomplete proofs and intermediate results that turned out to be wrong to the arXiv. This was completely ...
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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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submitting pre-prints at Tenure-track faculty application

First time asking here, I hope my question will be clear. Background: I am applying for tenure-track faculty positions in psychology (at a not US/Europe but developed ("OECD") country with strong ...
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Can I still publish a paper on peer reviewed journals several years after publishing it on ArXiv?

I have done some discoveries concerning signal processing from about 6 years which I think are quiet important advances but I never have time to finish the works. As example I know that the main ...
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Preprint services for environmental and earth sciences? [closed]

Is there a good, reputable preprint service that is used in the environmental and earth sciences, and considered acceptable by the major publishers? Many journals specifically state that it is okay to ...
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When a journal requires that the work has not been published before except as a “preprint”, is an arXiv publication considered a preprint?

In the copyright transfer agreement of a journal there is the following sentence: "The Author warrants that the Work has not been published before in any form except as a preprint." Nowhere do ...
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Can someone else publish a paper based on independently achieving a result that is in a preprint of mine?

I have a paper that is currently in review but that has been available via bioRxiv for a while. While my paper was in review, a paper was published elsewhere which essentially scoops my paper. I am ...
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What is the average waiting time for a paper deposited to an open archive such as HAL?

I recently deposited a research article to the HAL open archive, and I am waiting for a PDF version of this article to be reviewed and made available online through this archive. It seems as if ...
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How to encourage self-archiving of preprints in science?

As the background, I am a graduate student in high energy physics, mainly theoretical physics. Recently, I have sen that there are a few scholars who don't put the preprint versions of the paper in ...
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Arxiv conflict with submitted papers

I have submitted my paper to Proceedings of the AMS one month ago and we haven't gotten a response yet. Can I upload my paper to arxiv despite of this? Would there be any conflict? About accepted ones,...
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Researchgate and Elsevier sharing policy

We already have a similar question but it does not seem to address the issue I have. Assume I have a manuscript that is accepted for publication. When I look at the sharing policy of Elsevier, I see ...
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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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Is there a pre-publication access for ACM journals?

After a manuscript is accepted in a journal, usually it takes serveral months before it actually gets actually published. Many publishers now provide online access to the published papars, before they ...
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Getting Help From Adviser's Friend

My MSc thesis is about a subject that my adviser isn't completely familiar with. In my work, I found some new result. He said it is better to show the results to one of his friend that has expertise ...
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Why might a paper published in a good journal no longer be available anywhere?

I came across a paper with an interesting title/abstract which was published in a rank-A journal. However, the article is missing from all online listings (Project Euclid, ScienceDirect, etc.) and is ...