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What is the Difference Between a Preprint and Peer Review?

Do you use a website like PubMed or Google Scholar to find the most current research publications on Barth syndrome? If so, you may have noticed that some articles are now being shared as preprints. Servers such as BioRciv, Research Square and others serve as a home for research articles that have not yet been peer reviewed. Making research available as a preprint can help authors get feedback prior to journal submission, show grant or tenure reviewers that a research article is ready for publication and makes a draft of the research available prior to journal acceptance. Use the infographic above to understand the difference between preprint and peer-reviewed articles. To distinguish a preprint article from a peer reviewed article, the preprint version will be marked with a [Preprint], listed next to the publication source.

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