Re: Paper not accepted by a journal - still a pre-print?

From: Stevan Harnad <>
Date: Tue, 6 Aug 2002 12:40:31 +0100

On Tue, 6 Aug 2002, Dr. T.B. Rajashekar wrote:

> We have just set up a demonstration eprint archive service at Indian
> Institute of Science, Bangalore. We use current version of the
> software. It is undergoing tests.
> If a paper is reviewed by a journal and not accepted and if the paper is to
> be archived, what option should be selected under the 'Refereed' field in
> bibliographic information - referred or unrefereed? Further, should the
> deposit type be preprint (refereed/unrefereed) or journal paper
> (refereed/unrefereed)?

It should be tagged "unrefereed" and "preprint." The category "refereed"
should be reserved for papers that have been accepted for publication by
a refereed journal (or refereed conference proceedings). Often papers
are reviewed, but not accepted, by more than one journal before they
are eventually accepted by yet another journal. Only when the latter has
occurred should they be tagged as refereed (and the journal name should
always be specified too).

Stevan Harnad
Received on Tue Aug 06 2002 - 12:40:31 BST

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