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A Brief Guide to Preprints

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


ASAPbio. 2016. What are preprints? [ YouTube ]

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COPE Council, 2017. COPE Discussion document: Preprints. March 2018. Available from: 

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Kirkham, Jamie J., et al. 2020. A systematic examination of preprint platforms for use in the medical and biomedical sciences setting. bioRxiv. Available from:

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