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A Brief Guide to Preprints

A short guide explaining what preprints are and how you can use them.

Benefits of Preprints

Preprints have a number of benefits for authors / researchers:

  • enable you to establish an early claim for your research findings;
  • 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 but have informed your research journey;
  • provide evidence of your productivity;
  • 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.