Academic publishing is the subfield of publishing which distributes academic research and scholarship. Most academic work is published in academic journal articles, books or thesis' form. The part of academic written output that is not formally ...
, an eprint or e-print is a digital version of a research document (usually a journal article, but could also be a thesis, conference paper, book chapter, or a book) that is accessible online, usually as green open access, whether from a local institutional repository, institutional or
a central digital repository.
[Swan, A. and Carr, L. (2008).]
Institutions, their repositories and the Web
. ''Serials Review'', 34 (1).
When applied to journal articles, the term "eprints" covers both preprints (before peer review) and postprints (after peer review).
Digital versions of materials other than research documents are not usually called e-prints, but some other name, such as e-books.
* Electronic article
* Electronic journal
* Electronic publishing
* Open access
What is an eprint?
as defined in the FAQ section oeprints.org
by Stevan Harnad
Open access (publishing)