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Preprints is a platform dedicated to making early versions of research outputs permanently available and citable. We post original research articles and comprehensive reviews, and papers can be updated by authors at any time. Content on Preprints is not peer-reviewed and can receive feedback from readers.

For authors intending to submit, please read the How it Works and Instruction for Authors pages. The majority of research journals allow authors to post on preprint servers such as Preprints prior to publication (see Preprints and Publishing in Peer-Reviewed Journals.

You can search our preprints using our search page, or check the latest preprints from your field. Log in to set up alerts for the newest preprints, or get involved by screening submitted preprints.

Why post with

We believe in fast dissemination of research. Our simple, quick process ensures that others can read your work as soon as possible. Preprints has the following features:

Multidisciplinary: We cover all research disciplines, you can see the research categories here.

Open access: All preprints are posted with a Creative Commons CC BY 4.0 license, ensuring that authors retain copyright and receive credit for their work, while allowing anyone to read and reuse their work.

Citation via Crossref DOI: For each preprint, authors can choose to register a unique digital object identifier issued by Crossref. This makes them instantly citable and provides a permanent link to the article, even if the URL on our platform changes. New versions of preprints receive a different DOI.

Comment on any article: Authors can receive public or private feedback from readers directly from the preprint abstract page.

Simple submission process: Submitting a preprint only requires basic information, our team of editors will do the rest and post your preprint as soon as possible.

microPublication publishes brief, novel findings, negative and/or reproduced results, and results which may lack a broader scientific narrative.

Each article is peer reviewed and assigned a DOI. Included data is curated and, upon publication, deposited in third party referential databases (when available).

Style guide for an Open Access publishing workflow for academic books

The present style guide has been created as result of the research project Open-Access-Hochschulverlag ( Open Access University Press) at Leipzig University of Applied Sciences, Germany.

The project was to develop a sustainable and adoptable workflow, which enables universities to publish their publications both as OA and printed books in a state-of-the-art publishing process and without any restrictions regarding the license, the variety of formats, print run etc.

The style guide was created to characterise the internal layout of OA books, which have been published by our university press. To enable low-threshold transfer of knowledge how to publish OA books, this style guide has been published under Creative Commons Licence CC BY.

Publishing monographs in a uniformly series design, the so house style, offers several advantages: it creates a recognition value for the user, so the publications are better remembered and the university press as a publisher becomes more visible as a brand. In addition, a uniform appearance ensures a consistent quality standard, as scientific publications can be highly structured and complex. Strict specifications facilitate the handling of those complex content and ensures the uniform appearance.

The house style of our project consist of general specifications such as the selection of book formats, the basic structure of the scientific publication, page layout, baseline grids, fonts, colors, pagination and running titles, as well as rules for hyphenation and Document Object Identifier (DOI). Furthermore, specifications for the content-specific elements, which may occur in scientific publication are defined, such as heading hierarchies, footnotes, subtitles, lists and numbering, indents, formulas, source code, info boxes, figures and tables. Finally, the guideline includes further specifications, e.g. cover design, directories, appendix and specifications for the electronic output formats of the publication.

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Plaudit: open endorsements by the academic community.

Plaudit is a simple, light-weight mechanism that allows an individual with an ORCID to endorse an object with a DOI.

Plaudit is based on the open infrastructure integrated with DOIs, Crossref Event Data and ORCIDs: nonprofit and community-driven.

Plaudit is independent of publisher platform.

Code Ocean, research collaboration platform

Code Ocean is a research collaboration platform that provides researchers and developers an easy way to create, collaborate on, share, discover, and run code for private projects and to be published in academic journals and conferences.

More and more of today’s research includes software code, statistical analysis and algorithms that are not included in traditional publishing. But they are often essential to reproducing the research results and reusing them in a new product or research. This creates a major roadblock for researchers, one that inspired the first steps of Code Ocean as part of the 2014 Runway Startup Postdoc Program at the Jacobs Technion Cornell Institute.

For the first time, researchers, engineers, developers and scientists can upload code and data in any open source programming language and link working code in a computational environment with the associated article for free. We assign a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) to the algorithm, providing correct attribution and a connection to the published research.