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Preprints: Where to Find Preprints

Where to Find Preprints

There are many platforms that archive preprints; some are subject-specific, others include preprints from multiple disciplines. Users are recommended to search multiple platforms to find the latest research on a specific topic. Preprints can also be found using non-preprint resources such as PubMed and Google Scholar.

Preprint Repositories

Where to Find Preprints?

Below are resources where users can search for preprints.

New NLM Preprint Pilot Project

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) has launched a pilot project to test the viability of making preprints resulting from NIH-funded research available via PubMed Central (PMC). The primary goal of the NIH Preprint Pilot will be to explore approaches to increasing the discoverability of early NIH research results. The pilot started the week of June 8, 2020 and will initially focus on increasing the discoverability of preprints with NIH support relating to the current COVID-19 pandemic. For more information:

 

Update as of April 2021

Ten months into the NIH Preprint Pilot, more than 2,100 preprints reporting NIH-supported research on COVID-19 are now discoverable in PubMed Central (PMC) and PubMed. See: NIH Preprint Pilot Update.