What is a preprint?
Answered By: Open Access Team Last Updated: Dec 16, 2015 Views: 24
'Preprint' is the term used to describe the version of a paper that has been submitted to a journal but not yet peer reviewed or formally accepted for publication. It is usually in the form of a plain text file, such as a Word document.
Authors usually, though not always, retain copyright of this version. Because of this, publishers will generally allow authors to make their preprint available in institutional repositories without any embargo.
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