Preprint DOI Archiving

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

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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.

Some of the main benefits of using DOIs include:

  1. Persistent identification: DOIs provide a persistent identifier for digital content, which makes it easier to find and cite over time.
  2. Improved discoverability: DOIs make it easier for digital content to be discovered through search engines, academic databases, and other online platforms.
  3. Accurate citation: DOIs ensure that digital content is cited accurately and consistently, which helps to prevent citation errors and improve scholarly communication.
  4. Tracking and metrics: DOIs can be used to track the usage and impact of digital content, including citations, downloads, and other metrics.
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.

The basic steps for making citation using the APA citation style

Making an In-text citation:

  1. Identify the source of the information you are using.
  2. Determine the type of source (e.g., book, journal article, website).
  3. Locate the appropriate format for the type of source in the APA style guide.
  4. Use the author's last name and the publication year of the source in parentheses at the end of the sentence or within the sentence.
  5. Include the page number(s) for direct quotes, using "p." or "pp." before the number(s).


Making a Bibliographic citation:

  1. Identify the source of the information you are using.
  2. Determine the type of source (e.g., book, journal article, website).
  3. Locate the appropriate format for the type of source in the APA style guide.
  4. Gather the necessary information, such as the author's name, title of the work, date of publication, and publication information (e.g., name of the publisher, name of the journal).
  5. Arrange the information in the correct order, based on the format for the type of source.
  6. Use the appropriate punctuation and capitalization as specified in the APA style guide.

It is important to follow the specific guidelines for the citation style being used and to check for accuracy and completeness when making citations.

There are two main types of citations: in-text citations and bibliographic citations.

  1. In-text citations: In-text citations are used within the body of a document to indicate where information or ideas from a particular source have been used. In-text citations typically include the author's name and the year of publication, and are often formatted as (Author, Year) or (Author, Year, Page number) depending on the citation style used.
  2. Bibliographic citations: Bibliographic citations are used at the end of a document to provide complete information about the sources cited in the text. Bibliographic citations typically include the author's name, the title of the work, the date of publication, and publication information such as the name of the journal, book, or website where the source was published.


Both in-text and bibliographic citations are important for academic writing as they provide credit to the sources used in the work and allow readers to locate and verify the information cited. The specific citation style used will depend on the discipline and context of the work.

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 important for several reasons:

  1. Improving comprehension: Annotation helps readers to engage with and understand the text more fully by encouraging active reading, identifying key points, and noting connections between different ideas.
  2. Remembering important information: Annotation helps readers to remember key points, facts, or ideas from the text by highlighting or underlining important passages and making notes.
  3. Analyzing and interpreting the text: Annotation encourages readers to analyze and interpret the text more deeply by identifying patterns, themes, and relationships between different parts of the text.
  4. Preparing for discussion or writing: Annotation can help readers to prepare for class discussion or writing assignments by providing a record of their thoughts and questions about the text.
  5. Enhancing critical thinking skills: Annotation encourages readers to think critically about the text by questioning assumptions, evaluating evidence, and considering alternative interpretations.

Overall, annotating a text is a useful tool for active reading and critical thinking, allowing readers to engage with and understand the text more fully.

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