A preprint, also known as the Author’s Original Manuscript (AOM), is your article before you have submitted it to a journal for peer review. Preprint servers are online repositories which enable you to post this early version of your research paper online.
In some academic disciplines preprint servers are now commonly used. ArXiv (physical sciences), SocArXiv (social sciences), and bioRxiv (biology) are among the most well- known but there are now equivalents for most research areas. They are an opportunity to get your work out to your peers quickly. Although readers need to keep in mind that preprints will not have been through a formal peer review process.
If you do decide to upload your AOM to a non-commercial preprint server, you can subsequently submit the manuscript to a Taylor & Francis or Routledge journal. We do not consider posting on a preprint server to be duplicate publication and this will not jeopardize consideration for publication.
If you’ve posted your AOM to a preprint server, we ask that, upon acceptance, you acknowledge that the article has been accepted for publication as follows:
“This article has been accepted for publication in [JOURNAL TITLE], published by Taylor & Francis.”
After publication please update your preprint, adding the following text to encourage others to read and cite the final published version of your article (the “Version of Record”):
“This is an original manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/[Article DOI].”