Article by Amy Maxmen "Preserving Research" on ways to share unpublished manuscripts

There is a nice article by Amy Maxmen in The Scientist titled “Preserving Research” on ways to share unpublished manuscripts. It includes some discussion of pros and cons of various archives including arXiv, Figshare, ResearchGate and more. Definitely worth a look.  There are of course many many many ways to share your articles before and after you publish them.

For more about sharing PDFs/articles see my post: The Tree of Life: Ten simple ways to share PDFs of your papers.  And of course, don’t forget that just posting your paper somewhere does not mean that it will continue to be available to all.  Also – the license that you use when sharing your article affects how people can use and reshare it so pay attention to the fine print and use as broad a license as possible …

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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