Biotropica adopts new preprint policy

It’s official: Biotropica will accept for review articles posted in preprint servers.  The official statement from the Editorial Board is below:

“To provide an opportunity for authors to get feedback on their work from the scientific community and stimulate the exchange of ideas, Biotropica allows authors to deposit manuscripts currently under review or intended for submission to Biotropica in pre-print repositories (e.g., ArXiv, bioRxiv, PeerJ PrePrints). The authors should provide the name of the preprint server and accession number in the cover letter accompanying submission of the manuscript. If the manuscript is accepted for publication in Biotropica the authors must provide a link to the final manuscript alongside the original preprint version.”

This brings us in line with our Publisher’s policy and, we hope, will advance progress in our field by making results broadly available to the scientific community.