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What are preprints?
A preprint is a version of a research manuscript published before peer review. Typically these documents and made freely available on large databases - preprint servers or repositories. Publishing a preprint aims to speed up the process of disseminating research, to generate a conversation around research and gain feedback from others.
Preprints have a number of benefits:
- they enable researchers to establish an early claim for your research findings;
- they signal to colleagues and other researchers your research interests and encourage collaboration and feedback;
- you can publish the outputs such as posters, protocols, papers, and presentations that are not suitable for journal publication;
- they provide evidence of authors productivity as well as improve their visibility;
- preprints are open access, anyone can see your preprint and they are easily shared or discoverable using web search tools such as CORE and SHARE;
- preprints are the fastest way to share and disseminate your research;
- easy access usually means more citations;
Preprint repository in physics, math, computer science and related disciplines
Cornell University Library has provided operational support and stewardship for this open-access service since 2001