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Current Status of Preprint Publications by Indian Researchers


  • Sridhar Gutam ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research



Preprints, India, IndiaRxiv


Preprints are preliminary versions of research papers that have not yet undergone peer review. In recent years, preprint servers such as OSF Preprints and bioRxiv have witnessed a significant increase in their content. For instance, the arXiv preprint server, initially established by physicists in 1991, now contains over two million records. Since preprints do not undergo formal peer review, it is crucial to critically evaluate their content to ensure reliability and utilize validated information when available. Given this context, let's explore the status of preprint publications by Indian researchers.


Singh, Vivek & Srichandan, Satya & Piryani, Rajesh. (2020). Preprint submissions by Indian scientists in arXiv. Current Science. 119(6): 904-907

Richard J Abdill, Elizabeth M Adamowicz, Ran Blekhman (2020) Meta-Research: International authorship and collaboration across bioRxiv preprints eLife 9:e58496

Chaddah, P. & Lakhotia, S. C. A Policy Statement on dissemination and evaluation of research output in India by the Indian National Science Academy. Proc. Indian Natn. Sci. Acad. 84, 319-329 (2018) doi: 10.16943/ptinsa/2018/49415

Prasad, R. (2019, June 11). Paper publication prior to PhD thesis submission rule may go.

Science, Technology, and Innovation Policy 2020, India (Draft)