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About Lippincott Preprints

Lippincott® Preprints allows researchers within the fields of medicine, nursing and allied health to post their work online and free of charge. Lippincott® Preprints welcomes a variety of preprint types, including, but not limited to, original research, literature reviews, commentaries and case studies. Once accepted, each preprint will be freely available online to the research community and peers and will benefit from our monitored commenting feature.

Lippincott® Preprints facilitates broad dissemination of ideas earlier in the research process and extends Wolters Kluwer's mission of disseminating research on a global scale, in turn further supporting open science.

Benefits to submitting your preprint include:

  • Ensuring credit for your work - Accepted preprints on Lippincott® Preprints receive a digital object identifier (DOI), allowing you to ensure credit for your research by making it available within your scholarly community in a clearly identifiable way - especially important for time-sensitive projects
  • Obtaining feedback on your researchLippincott® Preprints includes a monitored commenting feature allowing you to seek and receive constructive feedback from your peers. You can share your preprint via social media and email.
  • Sharing your research quickly - Once moderated and accepted to Lippincott® Preprints, your preprint will typically be available online within 5–6 business days allowing you to start communicating about your work and ideas quickly and boosting its online discoverability-particularly important for time-sensitive projects.

We encourage researchers to submit their work to Lippincott® Preprints prior to or at the same time as submitting to a journal for formal peer review and publication. More and more journals are happy to accept for consideration manuscripts that have been posted as preprints—always check the journal's submission guidelines to make sure. All accepted preprints will be assigned a digital object identifier (DOI), ensuring that your preprint can be linked to its published version in the future.