Heliyon is an all-science, open access journal that is part of the Cell Press family. Any paper reporting scientifically accurate and valuable research, which adheres to accepted ethical and scientific publishing standards, will be considered for publication.
Heliyon has partnered with SSRN to provide authors an option to easily share their manuscripts with the community for feedback while it undergoes the peer review process. Authors may choose to post a preprint version of their manuscript on SSRN during the submission process to the journal. Manuscripts will appear on the First Look page once editors invite expert reviewers to share their opinion on the work. The “under review” status of the preprint will be updated to “preprint” if the manuscript is rejected and updated to “accepted” if the manuscript is accepted.
Preprint findings should not be presented to a lay audience without highlighting that they are preliminary and have not been peer-reviewed.