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New preprint server allows earlier sharing of research methods and findings

BMJ 2019; 365 doi: (Published 06 June 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;365:l4110

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New preprint server for medical research

  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

A new free online service for archiving and distribution of research article preprints in the medical and health sciences has been announced.

Called medRxiv (pronounced “med-archive”), the preprint server ( is being launched by The BMJ, Yale University, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a private, non-profit research institution in Long Island, New York. It is expected to begin accepting manuscripts on 6 June and will be overseen by the three organisations.

Preprints are preliminary versions of research articles that researchers …

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