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A preprint is a draft research paper that is shared publicly before it has undergone peer review. Preprint manuscripts are assigned a Digital Object Identification (DOI) number for citation purposes. Uploading a paper to pre print server has the benefits of getting the research available and visible to others in a shortened time frame, thus allowing credit to be given to the initial researcher and increasing collaboration and feedback.
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