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Submit to PLOS and post a preprint to EarthArXiv—at the same time

We are thrilled to announce that the planned integration between PLOS and the EarthArXiv preprint server is now live!

Beginning today, authors submitting to PLOS Climate, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, and PLOS Water will have the option to automatically forward their manuscript to EarthArXiv, right from our submission system. 

Participation is easy. During submission, authors will indicate whether their manuscript has been posted as a preprint already. If it has, we’ll ask for the DOI. If it has not, authors can check a box to opt-in to this new service. Once received by EarthArXiv, each manuscript will be screened for suitability, including checks for scope, appropriateness, and potential dual use research of concern. Most preprints will appear on the server within a week.

In fields related to our environment, the timely and thorough exchange of knowledge is vital. Preprints empower researchers to take control of their scientific communications and share research when it’s ready. PLOS authors use preprints to establish priority, share results more efficiently, seek community feedback, and build their careers.

Preprints also support more inclusive scientific communications, opening opportunities for collaboration and feedback, and allowing everyone to participate on their own terms. Including more of the research community deepens and expands both the scientific record and the network of expert peer reviewers, forging new connections and supporting high-quality research. Learn more about the benefits of preprints on our website.


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