What will happen if my paper is ultimately rejected from the journal I submit to?

Modified on Fri, 19 Apr 2024 at 04:07 PM

Preprints posted on Research Square remain publicly available regardless of the journal decision. If your manuscript is rejected, all information corresponding to the journal will be removed, leaving only the preprint and any revisions that have been submitted. 


Many journal policies require declaration of posted preprints upon submission; we recommend that you send the link or share the DOI to the Research Square preprint of your manuscript to other journals as part of a future submission.


Two screenshots - one below the other - of a preprint highlighting alternative statuses in the top right of each one.


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