7. Before You Submit

Preprints

Posting a Preprint

Many journals allow you to post a version of your manuscript to a preprint server prior to submission.  In some fields, this can be an important step for registering priority and for disseminating your work widely.  It can also enable you to obtain feedback on your work and improve it before it is sent for peer review.

Optica Publishing Group journals allow posting of preprints prior to submission.