Frequently Asked Questions

What is Research Square?

What are the benefits of posting early?

How is Research Square different from other preprints?

How do I submit?

What is a DOI and why do I need one?

Who owns the copyright for preprints?

What types of articles do you accept?

Do you have an Impact Factor?

How do I cite my article once it's been posted as a preprint?

How do I submit a revised version of my article to Research Square?

Why was my article rejected from the platform?

Can I post my paper on another preprint server after posting to Research Square?

How can I get others to comment on my paper?

Will posting on Research Square impact the editor's decision when I submit to a journal?

What will happen if my paper is ultimately rejected from the journal I submit to?

What does it cost to submit my manuscript to Research Square?

What is In Review?

I have a concern with one of the preprints on the platform. Who should I contact?

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