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Open Access

A guide to open access for Macalester faculty, staff, students.

Pre-Print Servers

Pre-print servers exist for the purpose of sharing manuscripts that have not been peer reviewed or published. Preprints: The What, The Why, The How

Preprint servers are a way for authors to share and receive feedback, and the platform may provide mechanisms for others in the field to provide feedback on the article before the author submits to a potential journal publisher. Preprint servers, in addition to preregistration of articles, can help authors claim priority on the research and findings. Once posted, articles are typically citable and cannot be removed. Authors, see 7 Benefits of Publishing a Preprint

Visit the Directory of Open Access Preprint Repositories to find a preprint repository for your subject area.