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Preprints on Authorea with the Under Review service
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about Under Review What is a preprint? [What is the Under Review service?](https://support.authorea.com/
How Do I Directly Submit To A Publisher?
How Do I Directly Submit To A Publisher? Authorea is integrated with some peer review systems and repositories. You can directly submit content to a journal, for example, and Authorea will utilize your author information to automatically fill out the submission fields required by the journal and will automatically compile your manuscript, figures, and supplemental data and directly send it to your journal of choice. Upon completion of the submission, you will receive an email confirmation
Journal Templates on Authorea Authorea offers more than 9,000 journal templates to choose from. Journal templates follow journal guidelines so that you can submit your manuscript with the correct citation and references formatting. Available journal templates range from Nature to Science to Cell and everything in between. Some journals have very advanced templates which produce, upon export, highly formatted PDFs according to publisher p
How to preprint
Preprints on Authorea What is a preprint? A preprint is a copy of a manuscript which is shared on a publicly accessible repository, whether such manuscript is later submitted for publication or not. The volume and popularity of preprints have increased significantly in the last few years, in the physical sciences, the social sciences and the life sciences. How can I preprint my document on Authorea? To preprint you work on Authorea, follow these simple steps: Log in or sign up
How to import a document
Authorea allows you to import documents from a variety of sources. Just click on the New button in your homepage. If you want to import a Word Document, select it. Make sure it is a .docx file (not an older .doc file) If you want to import a LaTeX Document, package your entire document in a zip file. Include in it, one master .tex (LaTeX) file, a bib (bibtex) file for bibliography and all the figures. If you include .cls or .sty files, the importer will attempt as muc
Exporting a document
Authorea supports a format-neutral writing environment, which means that articles all have the same look when viewed on Authorea, but may be exported to thousands of different styles to achieve desired formatting. Whether you need to export a document in PDF or in .docx (MS Word format), Authorea has you covered. Any document written on Authorea may be exported at any time to PDF, Word, LaTeX (if applicable), or Zip. Start by editing a document and locate the "Export" option on the toolba
What Is A Digital Object Identifier (DOI)?
What is a DOI? A digital object identifier (DOI) is a persistent identifier used in scholarly publishing to identify and link to a piece of work. DOIs are considered by numerous journals to be mandatory for citation and can be assigned to datasets, preprints, research articles, websites, and other scholarly works. **Assigning a DOI does not preclude submission to journals. ** (see below) DOIs on Authorea are issued via Crossref with the following prefix 10.22541 and a unique suffix. O
Writing theses and dissertations with Authorea
Master Theses and Ph.D. Dissertations At the moment, we discourage users to write long documents on Authorea (e.g. more than 50 pages, when printed). This is because long documents do not fit well inside a single webpage and slow down and crash your browser. In the meantime, you can: Use our sister application, Manuscripts.io, which supports multi-chapter documents Write each chapter of your thesis as a separate Authorea article. We will soon be addin
How do I add subjects, keywords, or tags to my document?
Add keywords to your documents before posting them as preprints You can add keywords, tags, or subjects to your documents in order to better group organize, and present them in your own profile page, group pages, and the Authorea Explore page. You can add up to five tags per article. Select the gear from the toolbar on the document you wish to tag, and click on Add Keywords. You will also prompted to add keywords when publishing a document. If your document is tagged with a k
Can I get scooped if I post a preprint?
Q. Can I get scooped if I post a preprint? A. No! Preprinting is actually a great mechanism for ensuring a record of priority. Preprints on Authorea are registered with a DOI - a digital object identifier - which is a way to register your idea, your work and your precedence with a timestamp in the scholarly record, in a public manner. In this sense, publicity is better than secrecy. "With a nonpublic publication process, it is hard for authors to prove originality during this peri
How to submit to ApJ, AJ, ApJL, and ApJ Supplement (AAS)
Authorea offers direct submission to the following journals published by the American Astronomical Society (AAS): The Astronomical Journal (AJ) The Astrophysical Journal (ApJ) The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series (ApJS) The Astrophysical Journal Letters (ApJL) You can start by opening the following template: [AAS Template](https://www.authorea.c
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) Registration Failed
A digital object identifier (DOI) is automatically generated by Authorea once 'Create' is selected. Upon generation of the DOI, article metadata is deposited with Crossref. Because this process is automated, errors are rare, however, in rare cases, registration can fail. If DOI registration fails for your article, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can I update my article after assigning a DOI?
DOI versioning At Authorea we believe that research communication should be dynamic, allowing researchers to respond to feedback and reviews. Consequently, we believe that once a work is shared publicly and assigned a DOI it should have the ability to be updated. At Authorea you can take advantage of versioned DOIs. Even if your research document already has a DOI, you can make changes and publish it again. Your DOI will receive a new version, e.g. [https://doi.org/10.22541/au.1588178
How to submit to BioRxiv or SSRN
Submitting your work to BioRxiv or SSRN While you can preprint your document with Authorea very easily, Authorea also allows direct submission to other preprint repositories, like BioRxiv and SSRN. It is very easy. Hit the Publish button and follow the prompts to ship your document in one click to these preprint repositories.
What if my DOI registration is pending approval?
A digital object identifier (DOI) is automatically generated by Authorea when you publish content. Upon generation of the DOI, article metadata is deposited and registered with Crossref. This process takes a few minutes but in certain cases it can take longer, up to a few hours. So, if your document displays a box saying DOI registration pending approval please be patient and check back with your article later when it will display DOI and citation information.
Troubleshooting export errors
Troubleshooting for regular documents Documents will occasionally have errors when exporting to various styles. Authorea has hundreds of export formats and citation styles which are constantly being updated. Export styles are created by Authorea engineers, publishing partners, and our excellent community of users who have been contributing since the exporter was open-sourced. If you run into errors with a particular export style, please reach out to us within the document itself by using t
Can I post a pre-print or post-print on Authorea?
Q. Can I post a pre-print or post-print on Authorea? A. Yes! Authorea is a platform for publishing all research Pre-prints A pre-print is any version of an article prior to peer review and publication, usually the version submitted to a journal. Pre-prints cover initial and successive drafts of articles, working papers, and draft conference papers. The term "pre-print" can also be used to describe a finished article that has been reviewed, amended, and accepted for publicatio
How do I fix or update a preprint / publication?
Is a table displaying incorrectly? Was an image not uploaded correctly? Is your affiliation wrong? Is your name misspelt? No worries. You can update and/or correct yourself the contents of your preprint as well as any author information associated with it. Go to your preprint and click the green Edit button at the top of the document. You need to be logged in to see the Edit button. You are now in "edit mode" and can make changes to the document's text, figures, etc. You can al
How to connect my Orcid
If you don't have an Authorea account yet: sign up using your Orcid ID. Simply click on the "Continue with Orcid" button on the homepage and follow the prompts. Your Authorea account will automatically be linked to your Orcid identity. If you already have an Authorea account: Go to your user settings and select Account Settings, then foll
Can I still submit my document to a traditional journal after I publish a preprint on Authorea?
Q. Can I still submit my document to a traditional journal after I publish a preprint on Authorea? A. Yes, you can! In most cases, assigning a DOI does not preclude submission to journals. Most journals accept submissions that have been published as preprints. That said, it is best to **double check **on the Sherpa/Romeo site for specific copyright and self-archiving policies of your journal. So, after you check the requirements of your
What kinds of content can I publish?
The documents you publish on Authorea don't have to be traditional scholarly articles. You can publish anything: articles, data sets, code, figures, tables, slides, micropublications, and Jupyter Notebooks. You can publish anything as long as it is scholarly in nature. Get credit for all your research outputs - articles, data sets, figures, and more - by uploading them on Authorea and minting a DOI. This way, you establish an early version of record which will always remain valid. A
Licensing options for preprints
Authorea offers different licensing options for your preprints At this time, these are the available options: Non-exclusive, no reuse license – Default Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) – Ideal for media Public Domain (CC0 1.0) – Ideal for data MIT License (MIT) – Ideal for code You can pick your license when publishing your content. Here's some information, and the rights of use, for each license. Non-exclusive, no reuse You are free to: The copyright holder for this prepr
Creating a collection or journal
Interested in creating and running a collection on Authorea? We've been getting asked more and more if Authorea can be used to not only write and preprint manuscripts but as a place to publish, collect peer reviews, and in essence, run a journal. The short answer is yes, we're in the process of rolling out some experimental features to allow collections to (1) receive submissions from the public, (2) enable editor and reviewer roles to filter submissions and provide peer review (anonymi