Before preprinting, we suggest completing the following steps:

  • Double check journal policies on when and where preprints may be posted.
  • Choose a preprint server. Consider visibility, funder recommendations, and features like preservation and indexing, which are cataloged in the Preprint Server Directory.
  • Choose a license.
  • Get all authors on board with preprinting. Refer to the resources in the Preprint Info Center (including these FAQ) to address any unanswered questions.
  • Upload any code/data/reagents you want to share to appropriate repositories.
  • Post the preprint!
  • Invite feedback via social media or email.