Lippincott® Preprints is a preprint server covering all topics in medicine, nursing and allied health.
Preprints are early versions of full research articles that have not been peer reviewed. You should not upload as a preprint the version of a paper that has already been published or was accepted to be published in a peer-reviewed journal, unless your journal specifically allows for this. Preprints are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) upon posting. Posting published and accepted-to-be-published work creates an additional DOI, running the risk of confusing readers and splitting potential citations. For more information on the definition of a preprint, please see the FAQ page.
Preprints are NOT peer reviewed. A preprint uploaded to Lippincott® Preprints will only undergo minimal moderation to ensure that the paper is of a scholarly nature, is based in medicine, nursing or allied health, is written in English and does not contain any copyrighted materials used without permission or contain inappropriate, confidential or harmful materials. You are responsible for obtaining permission from copyright holders for reproducing any illustrations, tables, figures or lengthy quotations previously published elsewhere. Upon submission, you will be asked to confirm that your work is original, does not infringe any copyright or other third party rights, that you have received all necessary rights (including the consent of your coauthors) to upload the preprint, that you have followed the appropriate ethical practices generally applicable to research and that you agree to the
Lippincott® Preprints Editorial Policies.
If you are in need of assistance in the preparation or revision of your submission, a suite of services, including English language editing, can be found at
Submitting a Preprint
To submit a preprint to
Lippincott® Preprints, you will need to register for an account. Registering and posting your preprint is free.
You can add authors to your preprint by name, and if they have registered an account with
Lippincott® Preprints, you can also add them by email address. If they have linked their
Lippincott® Preprints account to their ORCID profile, you can also use their ORCID to add authors to your preprint. Please ensure your coauthors are aware and agree to have their paper posted to Lippincott® Preprints. Note that the person who uploads the paper will be the only person authorized to make future revisions or edits
to the paper. We highly encourage that the designated corresponding author also submit the preprint from their account.
Your paper may include all of your tables and figures or you can choose to upload them as separate files. While any file type can be added, and most file types will appear in the content preview, more obscure file types may not be able to be previewed. Additional data and supplementary materials can also be uploaded alongside your paper. If you have your data stored in a publicly available online data repository (for example, Figshare Data Repository), you can include a link to the data set in the "References" field. There is no page limit for papers submitted to
Lippincott® Preprints but note that submissions greater in length may take longer to moderate.
In addition to your paper, you will need to provide a title, a discipline category, keywords, and an abstract. As the submitting author, you will need to list your institution, job role, and country. You should also note any funding you received and list any potential conflicts of interest or state that none exist. Please see
Lippincott® Preprints Editorial Policies for funding statement and disclosure of conflicts of interest.
Once your paper is submitted, it will be reviewed by the preprint moderator team. If your paper passes moderation, it will be posted publicly on
Lippincott® Preprints and you will receive confirmation to the email address you provided when registering your account. If your paper is not approved for posting, the moderator will note why your paper was not approved and, if appropriate, you will be welcome to fix the issue and resubmit.
Licensing your preprint
All preprints on
Lippincott® Preprints must be licensed under one of six different Creative Commons licenses listed below. You will need to select a license when submitting your paper. For more detailed information, please visit the Creative Commons website.
Please note that you cannot grant or waive rights to a work that you do not own unless you have permission from the owner.
CC-BY (Attribution only) allows content to be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, re-published or otherwise re-used for any purpose including for adaptation and commercial use provided the content is attributed.
CC-BY-SA (Attribution-ShareAlike) allows content to be remixed, adapted, and built upon even for commercial purposes, provided content is attributed and the new creation is licensed under the identical terms. All new derivative works will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also allow commercial use.
CC-BY-ND (Attribution-NoDerivatives) allows a work to be copied, displayed, distributed, republished or otherwise re-used provided the re-use is not an adaptation or derivative and the integrity of the original work is maintained. To create an adaptation, translation, or derivative of the original work, further
permission is required and can be obtained by contacting the author.
CC-BY-NC (Attribution-NonCommercial) allows content to be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, republished or otherwise re-used provided the purpose of these activities is not for commercial use. Commercial use means use of the content by a commercial organization or individual for direct (including through sale, loan or license) or indirect (including through marketing campaigns, promotional materials or presentations) gain or remuneration. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
CC-BY-NC-SA (Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike) allows content to be copied, adapted, displayed, distributed, republished or otherwise re-used provided the purpose of these activities is not for commercial use. All new derivative works will carry the same license.
CC-BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives) allows a work to be copied, displayed, distributed, republished or otherwise re-used provided the re-use is not an adaptation or derivative and the integrity of the original work is maintained. Additionally, this license does not allow for commercial use of the work. Commercial use means use of the content by a commercial organization or individual for direct (including through sale, loan or license) or indirect (including through marketing campaigns, promotional materials or presentations) commercial gain or remuneration. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
If you have any questions about this process, please contact the Lippincott® Preprints team at