The Data-Driven Discovery group at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation released a post on Medium today soliciting feedback on proposed changes to their policies on a variety of open access practices. Preprints are discussed as follows:
Ideally, all journal articles would first be available as preprints. Preprints are versions of your manuscript that are not yet peer reviewed. Many journals allow you to submit articles that have been available as preprints (see this listfor more information). Read more about the benefits of preprints here. Typical places where preprints are deposited for free (read more from Jabberwocky Ecology blog):
- arXiv (for physics, mathematics, computer science, quantitative biology)
- bioRxiv (for any biology research)
- PeerJ Preprints (for biology, medical/health sciences, computer sciences)
- figshare (for any research)
You can read more and provide input at the post.
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