Before submission

You must first deposit your preprint on a preprint server, such as bioRxiv or arXiv, to obtain a DOI.

Your preprint must not be published or under consideration for publication elsewhere.

You must be aware about the timing of the process. It can take up to:

  • 20 days before a recommender decides to handle your preprint and therefore to send it out for peer-review.
  • 50 days before a recommender takes a decision based on the first round of peer-review
  • The evaluation of your preprint might take several rounds of review before the recommender take the final decision to reject or recommend your preprint.

Details about the evaluation & recommendation process can be found here


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