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Preprint servers facilitate scientific discourse

  1. Inder M. Verma, Editor-in-Chief, PNAS

Preprints are scientific manuscripts posted online before formal peer-review and publication in journals. Preprints have become prominent in scientific publishing, which is increasingly shaped by an emphasis on speed, transparency, and accessibility. Important as they are, those factors are entwined with the journal’s primary role as an arbiter of the rigor and significance of scientific scholarship. In keeping with our century-old mission of publishing cutting-edge research, PNAS selects important original work for publication. So it stands to reason that the journal will not accept work that has already been published at a level of detail that compromises its originality. The PNAS Editorial Board exercises discretion in judging the originality of submissions.

Inder M. Verma.

However, as our prior editorials …

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