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Preprints: Journal and Funder Policies

Journal and Funder Policies

Many journals and funding agencies have policies for authors who disseminate preprints. Some journal publishers do not allow preprints to be submitted for peer review; other journal publishers encourage authors to submit preprints. Policies from funding agencies usually include specific requirements for citing a preprint such as a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) and the Object type (e.g. preprint, protocol) in the citation. Authors are highly encouraged to check policies of journal publishers and funding agencies for preprints.

Journal Policies for Preprints

Many journal publishers allow preprints to be submitted for peer review. Authors are highly encouraged to check with the journal to confirm preprint policies before submitting a work for peer review. The following links are resources to search for journal preprint policies. 

Funder Policies for Preprints

Some funding organizations have specific policies for preprints. The following links are resources to search for funding organization preprint policies.