Repository: Preprints with The Lancet

Full Name: Preprints with The Lancet
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Description: In 2018, the Lancet journals initiated a collaboration with the research sharing platform SSRN to offer authors a dedicated preprint area called Preprints with The Lancet. Preprints available here are not Lancet publications or necessarily under review with a Lancet journal.
Accepted Content Types: Preprints
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Medicine
Keywords: The Lancet, Medicine, Elsevier
Launch Date: Jun-18
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 8 719
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: Yes : To access full content of text
Status: Open
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Last Update: 7/13/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: For Profit
Funding: Internal funding
Objectives: SSRN is joining Mendeley and Elsevier to coordinate our development and delivery of new products and services, and we look forward to our new access to data, products, and additional resources that this change facilitates
Countries: <a href="">Netherlands</a>
Owner Full Name: Elsevier
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Ownership Type: Publishing organisation (publisher)
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : It includes research from a wide range of subjects (Art & Humanities, Behavorial Sciences, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Lifes sciences, Material Science, Mathematics & Computer Science, Medicine & Pharmacology, Physcial Sciences, Social Sciences). You can contact [email protected] with a copy of your CV to make an application.
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Access to Content: Reader can view basic content (title, abstract) without account but must register to view and download full content
Access to Metadata:
Account Creation: Needed for reading
Functional Description: No
Interoperability: No
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Open Source: No
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Function Service Details
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (including annotation plug-ins)
Commenting/Annotation Disqus
Metrics Local function Abstract view, Downloads are visible to everyone
Peer Review Local function Yes : As the preprints are then posted in the publisher's journals, the peer review is done by the platform
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research only
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Associated Editor: Elsevier
Associated Journal: The Lancet portfolio of titles
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Journal Submission: Preprint must be published in Lancet family of journals
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: No
Moderation: Before hand : Content within scope, Competing interests, Funder acknowledgement, Clinical trial registration
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI or URL
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Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to 2 weeks
Versioning Policy: Accepts first submission only
Who can Deposit?: You must be appliant to Lancet Journals
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. A preprint can be taken down if the author requests that it be removed, if it violated the screening criteria, if an author has not fully disclosed relevant conflicts of interest or has not received ethics approval or declared why ethics approval was exempt or not required, or in the case of another documented ethical concern, papers that have been inadvertently posted in error.