A preprint is a full draft of a research paper that is shared publicly before it has been peer reviewed.
In today’s scholarly publishing world, preprints are frequently given a digital object identifier (DOI) so they can be cited in other research papers.
Click on the image below to explore Dan Quintana's experience with posting Preprints.
Some researchers have raised valid concerns about preprints, but as they continue to become more popular, the benefits outweigh the risks.
At this stage it is not acceptable to submit a preprint (an unrefereed version) to Research Elements as significant changes may be introduced to an article as a result of the peer review process.