Published July 10, 2021 | Version v1
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Links from preprints to published papers in preprint metadata

  • 1. Utrecht University Library


Conference paper (Research in Progress) of ISSI 2021 (

Preprints have become an important part of the scholarly communication ecosystem. To be able to connect preprints to subsequent journal publications, and thereby have access to the full record of versions of a publication, the existence of reliable links between preprints and subsequent publications, available in an open infrastructure, is important. This paper reports on research in progress investigating, for a subset of COVID19-related preprints, authoritative links between preprints and published papers in Crossref metadata and on preprint servers themselves. It is shown that the coverage of links from preprints to published papers in Crossref metadata is often incomplete compared to links found on preprint servers themselves, underlining the potential for improvement in the update of metadata.

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Presentation slides: 10.5281/zenodo.4765963
Code and data: 10.5281/zenodo.5011453 (Zenodo, archived version), GitHub (current version)



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