Preprints of the R-fMRI Network
Preprints of the R-fMRI Network (PRN) is a preprint, open-access, free-submission, open-discussion, community funded Preprints of R-fMRI related research. The goal of PRN is to supplement the peer reviewed journal publication system – by more rapidly communicating the latest research achievements across the global.
All submissions to PRN are preprint submissions, thus authors can freely revise and submit unrevised or revised manuscripts to formal peer reviewed traditional journals which allow preprints. PRN only checks the format of manuscripts, and contacts the corresponding author to confirm his/her approval of submission. As a preprint service, PRN has no peer review process and no editing service.
All PRN articles are freely available online after submission. Readers can freely read, download and comment on articles. Like other posts at the R-fMRI Network, all submissions are dated, citable with a permanent URL and indexed by Google. Furthermore, each PRN submission has a unique URL with a time stamp such as http://rfmri.org/PRN_140828001.
The PRN does not ask the copyright of the work to be transferred, however, the PRN requires sufficient rights to distribute submitted articles in perpetuity as documented at http://rfmri.org/PRN_140831001. In general, the authors should grant the PRN a non-exclusive and irrevocable license to distribute the article, or certify the work is either under Creative Commons Attribution license, or the Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license.
Unlike other open-access journals, submission to PRN is free of charge.
Articles at PRN are openly discussed by interested readers and also by consultants. The PRN has enrolled a panel of consultants – each obligated to comment on three PRN papers per six-month period. On a monthly basis, PRN rates “consultants’ choice” and “readers’ choice” articles. Furthermore, PRN rates the most active articles, i.e., those elicited the most comments and revisions – as a way to spur feedback and revision of articles.
The PRN is a community funded effort. We encourage all researchers to make a small contribution at http://rfmri.org/HelpUs to help the PRN effort, but this is completely voluntary.
Like the other posts at the R-fMRI Network, all submissions are dated, citable with a permanent URL and indexed by Google. However, the PRN submissions has a unique URL as http://rfmri.org/PRN_140828001. More importantly, we are going to make the articles to be indexed by Google Scholar and even by PubMed.
The PRN Team
Editor in Chief (design the architect, fund raising, communicate with consultants, oversee the Content Editor, Assistant Editor and Art Editor, and make the PRN effort happen): Chao-Gan Yan, Ph.D.
Content Editor: Qingyang Li, M.S.
Assistant Editor: Lei Gao, M.S.