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HighWire Press, Japan DRF, MIT OCW, NARCIS, OAIster,

PubMed Central (PMC)

PMC Canada, Recolecta, 


Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)

Social Science Research Network (SSRN) 

, Webometrics Ranking of Repositories  [Gives DOI]

Preprints is a multidisciplinary preprint platform that makes scientific manuscripts from all fields of research immediately available at

Preprints is a free (not-for-profit) open access service supported by MDPI in Basel, Switzerland. MDPI is a publisher of scholarly open access journals.

Zenodo  [Gives DOI to data and papers]

Zenodo is a repository for research data that has been used also as preprint repository, because offers document preview and a DOI number for the submitted document. 

is a research data repository. It was created by OpenAIRE and CERN to provide a place for researchers to deposit datasets.[1] It launched in 2013, allowing researchers in any subject area to upload files up to 50 GB.[2]


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Author can archive pre-print (ie pre-refereeing)   author cannot archive publisher’s version/PDF

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PNAS style: Numbers, letters, and symbols should be no smaller than 6 points (2 mm) and no larger than 12 points (6 mm) after reduction and must be consistent. 
PNAS considers results to have already been published if they have appeared in sufficient detail to allow replication, are publicly accessible with a fixed content, and have been validated by review.
Preprints have a long and notable history in science, and it has been PNAS policy that they do not constitute prior publication. This is true whether an author hands copies of a manuscript to a few trusted colleagues or puts it on a publicly accessible web site for everyone to read, as is common now in parts of the physics community. The medium of distribution is not germane. A preprint is not considered a publication because it has not yet been formally reviewed and it is often not the final form of the paper. Indeed, a benefit of preprints is that feedback usually leads to an improved published paper or to no publication because of a revealed flaw. Analogous to a preprint is the often detailed oral presentation of work at a conference. Once again we do not view this as prior publication but as a salutary step toward publication.
PNAS policy is that a summary of work in a review, a perspective, a commentary, a newspaper or magazine article, or wherever does not constitute prior publication. Our guiding principle is that journals should interfere minimally in such exchanges; authors themselves should dictate the dissemination of their own work.
A preprint is not a publication, it does not guarantee priority. Dissemination of your results in any form before publication carries with it the risk that others will publish them first, or supersede them. Either will definitely prejudice subsequent publication. Free exchange of unpublished work should be followed by timely publication.
pnas time to decision: average time to initial decision is 41 days (median of 36 days). The average time from acceptance to online publication in Early Edition is 34 days. The average time from submission to online publication is 5.1 months.
Authors retain the right to make a preprint version of the article available on their own personal website and/or that of their employer and/or in free public servers of preprints and/or articles in their subject area.
Authors making their manuscripts available in this way must clearly note this in their submission.
Once the manuscript has been accepted the authors must acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:
“This article has been accepted for publication in [Journal Title] ©: [year] [owner as specified on the article]Published by Oxford University Press [on behalf of xxxxxx]. All rights reserved.”
Please read the full policy on self-archiving here: 
Journal URL Table-Figure Style Submission
 Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference  high enough quality figures for refereeing  any style or format as long as the style is consistent  Pdf,Word
 Journal of Machine Learning Research

 In the text  Author-Date  Pdf then Latex
 The Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology

 in the body 

 American Statistical Association


  Word or LaTeX
Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery


Separate   Author-Date



Also Word

Journal of Official Statistics
The Journal of Statistics Sweden separate files!! Chicago Latex Preferred

Survey Research Methods  

separate file in a vector format


 Annals of statistics      Latex
  Electronic Journal of Statistics      Latex

The Royal Society

Open Science

Figures should be uploaded as separate files

Vancouver style referencing

given in the order of their appearance in the text in a consecutively numbered

all standard file types
Journal of Machine Learning Research        
International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics        
Statistical Methods in Medical Research        
International Journal of Public Opinion Research        



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BY:Harold Varmus, Patrick Brown and Michael Eisen.

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