A preprint is a draft research paper that is shared publicly before it has undergone peer review. Preprint manuscripts may be assigned a Digital Object Identification (DOI) for citation purposes. Uploading a paper to preprint server has the benefits of making research results available and visible to others in a shortened time frame, thus allowing credit to be given to the initial researcher and increasing collaboration and feedback.
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Preprints, postprints, and (when rights permit) published versions can be shared by IUPUI authors in IUPUI ScholarWorks.
FOSTER (Facilitate Open Science Training for European Research) provides a brief, self-guided course on preprint sharing. Course objectives include:
Elements of this work are adapted, with permission, from Karen Coghlan's "Preprint Servers" (Worcester Polytechnic Institute).
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