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Guide to Sources for Finding Unpublished Research

Guide to finding research that is ongoing and has not been formally published in journals.

Preprint Servers

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.