Preprint policy

A preprint is the author’s version of a research manuscript made available publicly via a community preprint server, author's or institutional website, prior to (or simultaneous with) submission to a journal.

The Traffic Safety Research journal does not disqualify from submission manuscripts that have already been made public as preprints. However, the following applies:

  • Authors should disclose details of preprint posting, including DOI and licensing terms, upon submission of the manuscript;
  • The licencing conditions of the preprint must not prevent the journal from publishing the manuscript under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
  • It is the author’s responsibility to ensure that the preprint record is updated with a publication reference, including the DOI and a URL link to the published version of the article on the journal website.