SciELO Preprints begins operations

The SciELO Program has launched the SciELO Preprints server – – with the aim of accelerating the availability of research articles and other scientific communications before, or in parallel with, their evaluation and validation by scientific journals through the peer review process. Although open to all thematic areas, SciELO Preprints will focus on immediately serving communications related to COVID-19.

SciELO Preprints stands as a reliable preprints server adhering to international standards. The responsibility for the communications lies with the authors themselves, and the dissemination of preprints is to be accompanied by a notice stating that they have not yet been peer reviewed.

Journals receiving submissions, particularly those related to COVID-19, have the choice of encouraging authors to deposit their texts in SciELO Preprints while they are being evaluated. Journals can also deposit peer reviewed articles while in process to publish the final version.  When the preprints are approved and published, the server forwards them for final publication in the journal.

The establishment of SciELO Preprints was announced at the SciELO 20 Years Conference held in September 2018 as part of the SciELO Program’s alignment with Open Science.

SciELO Preprints uses the Open Preprint Systems (OPS), an open source preprint server developed by the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) which was founded more than 20 years ago and which is known globally for the creation and development of the Open Journal Systems (OJS). OPS shares the structure of OJS and was created and developed in collaboration with the SciELO Program.

The SciELO Program is maintained in Brazil by the São Paulo Research Foundation (Fundação de Apoio à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo, FAPESP), the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico, CNPq) and the Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES), and is supported by the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos, ABEC). The SciELO Publication Model has been adopted by 17 countries that make up the SciELO Network of peer-reviewed journal collections –

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