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ScienceOpen welcomes submissions of preprints of unpublished research and offers a wide array of peer review tools on the platform. There is no charge associated with preprint publication.

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The “Preprint” is a format to share early stage results with a larger community for feedback, while retaining the right to publish formally in scholarly journal at a later date. Wikipedia hosts a list of academic journals by preprint policy and publisher policies can also be found at can also be found at SHERPA/RoMEO.

Submit your preprint via the “Submit a manuscript” button on our ScienceOpen Preprints collection page. The simple upload form allows you to link your ORCID ID, add co-authors, declare funding, link to datasets and more. After submission your preprint will undergo an quick editorial review to check for completeness and basic scholarly integrity in line with our general publication guidelines. After acceptance by the editorial team, the preprint will be published on ScienceOpen with a Crossref DOI, a CC BY 4.0 attribution license and a preprint flag. The preprint is then open to peer review on the ScienceOpen platform. See our peer review guidelines and get involved! Preprint publication is free of charge. Learn more about ScienceOpen at http://about.scienceopen.com.

ScienceOpen has a preprint filter integrated in our search engine, to make preprints easily discoverable amoung our 45 million records – 1.5 million of which are preprints. Simply check the ‘preprint’ box after selecting the filter to restrict your search to preprint content. Preprint articles can then be filtered by discipline or keyword and sorted by altmetrics, average rating, citations, date of publication, view count, and relevance.

Preprints can also be added to ScienceOpen Collections by collection editors and can at a later stage be exchanged for a fully published article. Adding preprints speeds up research communication and diversifies available research on the topic of the collection. Preprint authors can at any time add a lay summary, change a thumbnail image, or keywords and disciplines to increase the discoverability of their research within the ScienceOpen environment and the wider scholarly community.

This feature is still in beta, so your feedback is particularly welcome under feedback@scienceopen.com.

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