General Preprint Archive Services

What it is?

Preprint Archive

Journal / Conference PublicationPreprint
Researchers have to wait for months or even years for their work to be accepted for publicationResearchers can start building an audience for their work as soon as they finish it
A submitted manuscript receives feedback only from two or three peer reviewers before publicationFeedback from the wider research community
A manuscript cannot get citation until it is published in journal / conference proceedingsIt can increase chances of getting citations by 40%

PREPRINT is a full draft research paper that is shared publicly before it is peer reviewed. PREPRINTs are given a digital object identifier (DOI) so they can be cited in other research papers. PREPRINTs achieve many of the goals of journal publishing, but within a much shorter time frame. The biggest benefits fall into three areas: credit, feedback, and visibility. It allows your work to become a permanent part of the scholarly record – one that can be referenced in any dispute over who discovered something first. In the traditional system, a submitted manuscript receives feedback only from two or three peer reviewers before publication. With a PREPRINT, other researchers can discover your work sooner, potentially pointing out critical flaws or errors, suggest new studies or data that strengthen your argument or even recommend a collaboration that could lead to publication in a prestigious journal. PREPRINTs are not the final form of a research paper for most authors.

Our PREPRINT service includes Similarity Check reports of articles / manuscripts from iThenticate, the most trusted plagiarism checker (trusted by the world’s top researchers, publishers and scholars), along with Crossref DOI registration of the same before archiving as PREPRINT. The iThenticate reports are being made available to the authors.

Type of Submissions

Across all disciplines of Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology, Management, Law, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences and Humanities

Salient Features

DOI Numbering

Plagiarism Check

Citations

Annotations

Google Scholar

ORCiD Indexing

Life-long Citable storage

LIVE Support

What people tell about PREPRINT

Credibility of preprints: an interdisciplinary survey of researchers. R. Soc. open sci.7201520
http://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201520
“To preprint or not to preprint?” What’s the opportunity cost of early, non-peer-reviewed publicly available research? PLOS blog
On the value of preprints: An early career researcher perspective. PLoS Biol 17(2): e3000151.
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pbio.3000151
The evolving preprint landscape: Introductory report for the Knowledge Exchange working group on preprints.
https://doi.org/10.31222/osf.io/796tu
Preprints: The What, The Why, The How. Centre for Open Science – Blog.
https://cos.io/blog/preprints-what-why-how/

Frequently Asked Questions

In academic publishing, a preprint is a version of a scholarly or scientific paper that precedes formal peer review and publication in a peer-reviewed scholarly or scientific journal.

Publication of manuscripts in a peer-reviewed journal often takes weeks, months or even years from the time of initial submission, owing to the time required by editors and reviewers to evaluate and critique manuscripts, and the time required by authors to address critiques.

The need to quickly circulate current results within a scholarly community has led researchers to distribute documents known as preprints, which are manuscripts that have yet to undergo peer review. The immediate distribution of preprints allows authors to receive early feedback from their peers, which may be helpful in revising and preparing articles for final submission.

The preprint is also used to receive the immediate credibility of author’s ownership on the document/ manuscript with unique idea or research work alongwith the date of preprint submission & publication, which protects the interest of the author against phishing.
A DOI, or Digital Object Identifier, is a unique alphanumeric string assigned by a registration agency to identify content and provide a persistent link to its location on the Internet. The publisher assigns a DOI when your article is published and made available electronically. A DOI will help your reader easily locate a document from your citation.
Generally, a citation will include: the name of the book, article, or other resource; the name of its author; information (if applicable) about the journal it came from; the date it was published; and when it was accessed if it was read online.
Create a bibliography, citations, and references
- Put your cursor at the end of the text you want to cite.
- Go to References > Style, and choose a citation style.
- Select Insert Citation.
- Choose Add New Source and fill out the information about your source.
Students often get confused about the two types of citations. The first type are in-text citations (also called parenthetical citations), which appear throughout your paper at the end of sentences that you are citing. These usually include the authors, date of publication (APA only) and page number being cited.
About In-Text Citation
- In-text citations include the last name of the author followed by a page number enclosed in parentheses. "Here's a direct quote" (Smith 8).
- If the author's name is not given, then use the first word or words of the title.
An annotation is making comments or notes on an article, book, web site or other type of publication. An annotation should give enough information to make a reader understand the complete work.
Annotating a text is when the reader “marks up” a text to indicate places of importance or something they don't understand. This process of annotating helps the reader keep track of ideas and questions and supports deeper understanding of the text.
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