Giving credit where credit is due: how to cite preprints – ASAPbio
peter.suber's bookmarks 2020-08-05
"We sometimes get queries about whether preprints can be cited in journal publications, and while we make a brief mention to this in our FAQ, we thought it would be useful to offer a deeper dive. We believe it is important for articles to give credit to any sources the authors used as part of the conceptualization, development or interpretation of their work, independent of the scope or peer-reviewed status of the research object. Preprints are legitimate research outputs and should be afforded fair credit and attribution in the context of citation practice...."