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 one-hour, self-paced online course from the National Library of Medicine® explores the benefits and considerations of using and submitting preprints.
After completing this course, 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 three 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
Four self-paced sections:
- What is a Preprint?
- Should I Use a Preprint?
- Where can I Find Preprints?
- How do I Submit a Preprint?
MLA CE credits: 1.0