A preprint is a version of a research manuscript published before peer review. Typically these are published as electronic documents and made freely available on large databases - preprint servers or repositories. Publishing a preprint aims to speed up the process of disseminating research avoiding the delays caused by the publication process. Publishing research as a preprint allows you to generate a conversation around your research and gain feedback from others. Authors would normally seek to publish their research in a peer-reviewed journal at a later date. See also A Brief Guide to Preprints.