Preprint servers are freely accessible online digital archives for early drafts of research outputs, submitted by the authors (known as self-archiving). Preprint servers may be subject-specific, others accept submissions covering all areas of research. By posting to preprint servers, authors are able to make their findings available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals. arXiv, bioRxiv, are examples of preprint servers.
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- Should the AAM include figures and other supplementary materials?
- When does the embargo period come into force?
- I don’t want people to read or cite my AAM. It’s inferior to the published version.
- Is the Repository discoverable? How will people find it?
- What is a preprint server?
- What is an institutional repository?
- What is a subject repository?