PLOS encourages authors to submit preprints before or upon submission to their journals, with supportive preprint policies (for example, at PLOS Biology), resources and information about preprints, direct submission options to bioRxiv and medRxiv from several PLOS journals, and preprint editors at PLOS Genetics. Every month, PLOS sends an opt-in email about ‘Articles from preprint to publication’ at PLOS featuring an author’s experience from that month’s published preprints.
The experiences of preprint authors are a powerful resource when advocating for preprints. We have collated some preprint stories on our own page, and Ulrike Boehm, ASAPbio ambassador, continues to collect stories for WeSupportPreprints.wordpress.com. To retain the experiences shared in the PLOS preprints emails, we are archiving these author stories and share this content here with attribution to PLOS under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 international license. You can subscribe to PLOS emails here.
If you have information about authors’ and readers’ experiences using preprints in biology that you’re able to share with us, please email Naomi on naomi dot penfold at asapbio dot org or find us on twitter @ASAPbio_ or using #asapbio.