Preprint Policy

A preprint is a paper that is made available publicly via a community preprint server prior to submission to a journal. Preprint help safety of a manuscript during peer –review process, increase speed of dissemination of knowledge and citation of article after publication.

Applied Food Biotechnology allows for the submission of manuscripts which have already been made available on such a server. Allowing submission does not, of course, guarantee that an article will be sent out for review; it simply reflects a belief that availability on a preprint server should not be a disqualifier for submission.

Applied Food Biotechnology will consider for review articles previously available as preprints. Authors are requested to point to DOI of preprint in first page of manuscript update any pre-publication versions with a link to the final published article. Authors may also post the final published version of the article immediately after publication