A preprint is a completed manuscript that is made publicly accessible prior to formal journal peer review. Authors can submit their preprints to preprint servers where a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) may be assigned to each paper.
As soon as it is posted, your preprint is openly accessible and becomes a permanent part of the scientific record, therefore preprints can rapidly disseminate your research work and accelerate the sharing of scientific ideas. Other benefits of submitting manuscript to a preprint server include providing open access to your manuscript, receiving comments from the public, and getting credits for your research work.
Does posting a preprint cause a submission rejection by a journal?
Would someone steal my research idea from my preprint?
Please also refer to Preprint FAQ created by Accelerating Science and Publication in biology (ASAPbio).
This table provides a list of preprint servers for different subject areas, these servers provide open access of scholarly content.
|Ocean and marine||MarXiv|
|Sport, exercise, performance, and health||SportRXiv|
|Agriculture and allied sciences||AgriXiv|
|Biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental sciences, and medicine||PeerJ Preprints|
|Biology, computer science, economics & finance, engineering, mathematics & statistics, and physics||arXiv|