Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research, The Bone & Joint Journal, the Journal of Orthopaedic Research, and The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery will not accept clinical research manuscripts previously posted to preprint servers

S. S. Leopold, F. S. Haddad, L. J. Sandell, M. Swiontkowski

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialpeer-review

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalBone and Joint Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2019

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For those who are unfamiliar, a preprint server allows authors to make public full-length versions of complete manuscripts that have not yet passed peer review. Preprint servers offer the benefits of durability, speed of posting, and easy access by the public. Other potential advantages include the ability for authors to establish precedent (“we are the first to report…”), to receive feedback on the work from other scientists, and to disseminate results without barriers such as journals’ subscription paywalls or the delays associated with peer review. Advocates of preprint servers feel that they can help mitigate positive-outcome bias and that they increase transparency and data sharing,7,8 the latter being a requirement of important funding bodies such as the National Institutes of Health9 and the Wellcome Trust.10 Perhaps for these reasons, several major funding bodies have expressed public support for the development of preprint servers.11

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