Journals hosted on ARPHA Platform can be integrated with ARPHA Preprints to provide a one-stop submission entry for both manuscripts and preprints. The ARPHA Preprints service is optional to both journals and submitting authors.
Benefits of posting a preprint
Authors can share their findings in the form of a pre-review version of the manuscript quickly after submission, thus avoiding several weeks or months of waiting before their study is formally published in a scientific journal.
By sharing their work early on, researchers are better positioned to claim priority of work.
Preprints can be shared on social networks via several tools. Preprints can be browsed by subject or manuscript type and are covered by several usage and citation metrics (number of downloads, CrossRef and Dimensions citation counts, Altmetric, etc.) Users can also subscribe to ARPHA Preprints via RSS, web services and automated email notification alerts.
Posting a preprint does not incur additional charges to the authors or journals on ARPHA.
Authors submitting to an ARPHA journal only need to check a box to indicate they wish to post a preprint. There is no need to make two separate submissions, one to an external preprint server and another to a journal.
Preprints will be open to both personal and private comments from readers, thus prompting feedback and contributions even before the paper sees the light of day. By opening them up to the scrutiny of the community, preprints may in fact be subjected to much more vigorous and rounded examination by a larger number of specialists.
Once posted, a preprint will clearly indicate where the manuscript has been submitted to. When/if the manuscript is published in the ARPHA-hosted journal, the preprint will be linked to the formal publication via DOI.