What are preprints, and how are they changing how biomedical research results are shared?
Should you use information from preprints? Should you share your own research results in a preprint? This course from the National Library of Medicine® explains the basics of preprints, and explores the benefits and considerations of using and submitting preprints.
After completing this 1 hour, self-paced tutorial, you will be able to:
• Define the relationship between the preprint and the final paper
• Explain the roles of preprints in the research cycle
• Name key distinction between a preprint and an accepted author manuscript / published article
• List 3 other possible differences between a preprint and the final paper
• List benefits of using preprints in your work
• List challenges associated with using preprints in your work
• Outline considerations for using preprint information
• List the main preprint repositories relevant to you
• Explain the preprint content in PMC relevant to you
• Properly cite a preprint
• List considerations in identifying an appropriate preprint repository to deposit your work
• Explain the difference between a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) vs. public domain