A reprint is a re-
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of material that has already been previously published. The term ''reprint'' is used with slightly different meanings in several fields.

Academic publishing

academic publishing 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 ...
, offprints, sometimes also known as reprints, are bulk reproductions of individual articles previously published in
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s.Carter, John, and Nicolas Barker. (2004) ''ABC for Book Collectors''. 8th edition. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll. p. 153. Offprints from scientific, technical, and medical (STM) journals are used by researchers in some fields to generate awareness among audiences who don't subscribe to the journal e.g. physicians, consumers, investors etc. They are usually ordered directly from the publisher of the journal. However, some third-party service providers also exist, serving as an intermediary that provides a single source of offprints from multiple publishers.

Book publishing

book publishing Publishing is the activity of making information, literature, music, software and other content available to the public for sale or for free. Traditionally, the term refers to the creation and distribution of printed works, such as books, newsp ...
, if a reprint has been revised from an earlier version, it is usually referred to as a new
edition Edition may refer to: *Edition (book), bibliographical term for a substantially similar set of copies *Edition (printmaking), publishing term for a set print run *Edition (textual criticism), a particular version of a text *Edition Records, British ...
rather than a reprint.

Collectible card games

collectible card game A collectible card game (CCG), also called a trading card game (TCG) among other names, is a type of card game that mixes strategy game, strategic deck building elements with features of trading cards, introduced with ''Magic: The Gathering'' in ...
s, a reprint is a
card Card or The Card may refer to: People with the name * Card (surname) Arts and entertainment * Playing card A playing card is a piece of specially prepared card stock, heavy paper, thin cardboard, plastic-coated paper, cotton-paper blend, or ...
published in an earlier card set which is published again in a new card set. Often, the art on the card may be changed, or the text updated to reflect new
errata An erratum or corrigendum (plurals: errata, corrigenda) (comes from la, errata corrige) is a correction of a published text. As a general rule, publishers issue an erratum for a production error (i.e., an error introduced during the publishing pr ...


Comic books

Publishers will reprint classic
comic book A comic book, also called comic book, comic magazine or (in the United Kingdom and Ireland) simply comic, is a publication that consists of comics a Media (communication), medium used to express ideas with images, often combined with t ...
s from years or even decades ago, often restoring the art with newer techniques. The reprints may be standalone comic books, compilation trade paperbacks, or back-ups in other comic books. Comic books which sell out may be given a second (or more) printing in order to bring more copies to the distributor.

Videotapes, DVDs and Blu-Ray

In the 20th-21st century, home media releases will reprint several vintage films.


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