Commonly used pre-print servers for researchers

Sukant Khurana
2 min readMar 9, 2020


by Ronit bhattacharjee and Sukant Khurana

Preprint servers are changing research and peer review. Here is a brief list of 7 of the common servers, which are currently relevant to what we do, and hence we are sharing with anyone, as educational resource. If you have not used a pre-print server before here is a good wikipedia article about their purpose and a much longer list.

You can post your article on a pre-print server and ensure that people can start providing feedback. Also, it establishes the primacy of an idea and breaks several hierarchies and control of cliques in academia.

There are several pre-print servers, as the image below will suggest.

Here are ones, we are considering for our work:

arXiv ( — The disciplines for this server are physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology & finance and statistics.

bioRxiv ( The discipline for this server are biology.

Cogprints ( — The disciplines for this server are Psychology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, Computer Science, Philosophy and biology.

OSF preprints ( — The disciplines for this server are architecture, business, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences and mathematics, arts and humanities, education, law, medicine and health sciences, social and behavioral sciences.

PeerJ preprints ( — All manuscripts are accepted. ( — The disciplines for this server are life sciences, materials sciences, mathematics & computer science, medicine & pharmacology, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering, earth sciences, chemistry, biology, behavioral sciences, arts & humanities — in essence almost all research.

Zenodo ( — All manuscripts are accepted.



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