Making Research Discoverable, Sharable and Citable

Open science calls for transparent and public dissemination of scientific content. This means that a preprint service requires optimized search, possibilities to share content in scientific communities, reliable archiving, and the possibility to immediately cite content.

  • The advanced search function of Preprints allows for a search by keywords in the article or in the comments, author name, author affiliation, subject areas, disciplines, or date posted.
  • Readers can share preprints on social media and bookmark them on external services such as CiteULike, Mendeley, BibSonomy, Reddit, or Delicious.
  • Preprints permanently archive full text documents and datasets in e-Helvetica (the digital archive of the Swiss National Library).
  • All posted preprints are immediately citable by their assigned digital object identifier (DOI). Preprints encourages authors to post updates of their working manuscript as research progresses. From the first draft to the final document, every version is independently citable with its unique DOI.
Updating and improving your scientific working paper at any time. (Image source: iStock)

A preprint is any article that hasn’t yet been peer-reviewed and hasn’t been published in an academic journal. In most cases, you can think of it as a draft or working paper. Update and improve your scientific working paper at any time.

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