FAQ – Preprints and preprint servers

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    • What are preprints and preprint servers?

      A preprint is an early version of a scholarly article. Preprint servers like arXiv, bioRxiv and PeerJ Preprints allow authors to upload and disseminate preprints. For an introductory guide see our Preprint Servers Fact Sheet which sets out some benefits of sharing preprints, issues to consider before posting, peer review, and choosing a Creative Commons licence.