Questions tagged [preprint]

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

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Do old preprints actually exist?

It is quite common (in some areas) to see the reference to the paper, which is cited as "to appear" or "in prepapation" but never actually appeared. Such citations are treated in the same way as ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Preprint citations + Paper citations =?

Given that in many areas the peer-review process is quite lengthy (even a couple of years), it often happens that, by the time the journal version of a paper appears, the preprint version (e.g. arxiv) ...
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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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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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Why do some arXiv preprints have increased line spacing?

Some preprints on arXiv have 1.5- or double-spaced lines, making it less pleasant to read and more wasteful to print. Is there a reason for it, except for the laziness/sloppiness? (If drafts were >1-...
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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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Making latex sourcefiles publicly available by default

Question: where can I find (legal/pragmatic) information about having latex source files for scientific articles publicly available on github? Or, how would you deal with it? Problem description: I ...
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Will the admission committee actually read a student's paper mentioned in resume?

(This question is set up under the EECS context, but any generic answer is much welcomed) It is said that publications during one's undergraduate time will be an advantage in his/her PhD application. ...
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How should I prepare e-prints (pre-prints and post-prints) of already published papers?

I am about to embark on the publication of pre-prints or post-prints of about a dozen papers that have already been published in peer-reviewed journals. I plan to use the SHERPA/RoMEO database to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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When updating a preprint on arXiv, should I update my affiliation?

I have a preprint on the arXiv, a couple of years old, and will shortly be re-submitting an updated version. The changes are fairly limited — more than just typos, but not so much as to change the ...
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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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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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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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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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Sending preprints to colleagues

I recently submitted a journal article and it is under review. I have not heard back yet. I am in contact with a potential collaborator, and I think it would be beneficial for her to read I have in ...
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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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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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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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Should I put my not-yet-submitted work on my web page?

I am planning on submitting a paper to a journal. Is it acceptable and advisable to upload it to my web page for public consumption, in the mean time?
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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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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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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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Does Google Scholar link to post-print PDFs lodged on academia.edu or ResearchGate?

I'm a big fan of how Google Scholar puts links to full text PDFs of journal articles that are indexed on the internet next to the link the publication page of academic publishers. This means that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it okay to put up a submitted paper and a paper which is about to be submitted on Academia.edu?

I'm applying to graduate school (CS MS/PhD) this year and I wanted to put up a copy of my papers online so that admission committees would be able to see them. The problem is one of the papers is ...
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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 ...