The new deadly coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) continues spreading COVID-19. All coronavirus researchers are encouraged to keep sharing emerging research works openly. Researchers are required to share their work on this outbreak rapidly. However, publishing rapidly in peer-reviewed journals is not feasible as peer-reviewing always takes time and the research on this outbreak is still immature that limits reviewers for an appropriate recommendation.
Kindly visit the detailed procedure of publishing papers related to coronavirus research.
Post Paper to AIJR Preprints
In view of the rapid dissemination requirement, it is suggested to post the coronavirus-related research paper to the AIJR preprint server under the dedicated Coronavirus section. After posting to the preprints server, the author may submit the same paper to a scholarly journal for peer-reviewing. The preprint server allows open discussion from the worldwide community which is found to be very helpful in revising the paper with an acceptable approach and update the new version to the preprint paper.
After publishing the research paper on the preprint, the author shall submit it to a peer-reviewed journal. While waiting for the reviewer’s recommendation the author should be active in the discussion on preprint paper for various flaws and update with major improvements. After receiving the reviewer’s critique, the author should revise the article by including improvements from the preprint version. It will be helpful in quality improvement of the finally published peer-review version of the article.
How to post the coronavirus related research paper?
- Prepare your paper in standard article format.
Read author guidelines for formatting instruction and prepare your research article by adhering to ethical policy. Authors may read screening criteria for the better preparation of the preprint article.
- Submit Coronavirus Research to AIJR Preprints
Submit your research work on coronavirus and related disease to AIJR Preprints under the dedicated “coronavirus section”. Your non-reviewed paper will be published immediately after the preliminary screening, read about the preprint server to know more.
- Discuss and Update the Preprint Paper
The author may submit the same paper to a peer-reviewed journal for further reviewing, normally most of the journal allows preprint posting, however, the author shall see targetted journal’s policy in advance to avoid any conflict. While waiting for reviewer’s comments from the journal, keep eyes for any critique or discussion on preprint paper, and update the paper with a new & improved version.
- Update with Journal’s version DOI
After the paper gets published in a journal, the author shall update the doi of the published version to AIJR Preprints, so that reader can visit the reviewed version of your preprint article.