PeerJ Preprints 'pre-print' area of PeerJ

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PeerJ Preprints 'pre-print' area of PeerJ


PeerJ Preprints is the 'pre-print' area of the Open Access journal PeerJ. Similar to preprint servers that already exist (for example, authors can submit draft, incomplete, or final versions of articles they are working on. By using this service, authors establish precedent; they can solicit feedback; and they can work on revisions of their manuscript. Once they are ready, they can submit their preprint article into PeerJ (although it is not a requirement to do so).

PeerJ Preprints was launched in April 2013. It only accepts submissions in the same subject areas as PeerJ (biological, medical and environmental sciences) and PeerJ Computer Science. In order to submit to PeerJ Preprints, at least the submitting author must have a user account with PeerJ. There is no pre-publication peer-review of submissions; however we do perform basic checks to ensure conformity with our policies. Submissions are made using the same platform as with the peer-reviewed journals, although some of the requirements are less stringent. Articles are not typeset, but we do provide automated conversion into PDF. The default is for a PeerJ Preprints publication to be fully open to all viewers (what we call a 'public' pre-print).

PeerJ is an Open Access, peer-reviewed, scholarly journal. It considers and publishes research articles in the biological, medical and environmental sciences. It aims for rapid decision making and will publish articles as soon as they are ready. PeerJ is based in both San Diego, US, and London, UK.


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