Preprint (What are JMIR Preprints?) settings are selected by the submitting author during the submission process and can be any of the following: availability of the submitted document for everybody, for logged-in users, for nobody, or for open peer-review only. After submission, a preprints page is generated and these settings are also displayed on the preprints page.
Immediately after submission, a DOI is assigned if the setting is anything else than nobody, and this setting can then no longer be reversed, because the preprint is deemed "citable" once it has a DOI.
If you are an author and want these changed to a more "open" setting, please contact our support staff at email@example.com.
Preprint settings should not be changed after submission from an "available" to a "not available" status (only in exceptional cases), as Preprints are supposed to be stable and citable (they may already have gotten a DOI), and changing them from "anyone" to "no one" may make the preprint unavailable to the public. We can however change the setting to "require login", so there is a better control over who has access.
In many cases author want the Preprint removed because they fear that other journals would not accept a previously posted manuscript. However, these days virtually all publishers and journals accept manuscripts that have previously been posted on a preprint server, see My submission was rejected/withdrawn from JMIR but is still on your Preprint server. Can you please remove it so I can submit it somewhere else?
- What are JMIR Preprints?
- My submission was rejected/withdrawn from JMIR but is still on your Preprint server. Can you please remove it so I can submit it somewhere else?
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