Submit a new preprint to GitData Archive

By submitting a preprint to GitData Archive, you implicitly consent to adhere to our terms.

Required information are marked by (*).

Step 1: Gather Metadata

1. Title (30 words maximum)*:

2. Author(s)*:

If there is only 1 author, please follow the format:
Last name, First name, ORCID

- If the ORCID is known, type the correct ORCID:
 Einstein, Albert, 0000-0000-0000-0000

- If the ORCID is unknown, simply type NA there:
 Mendeleev, Dmitri, NA
If there are multiple authors, please follow the format:
Last name 1, First name 1, ORCID
Last name 2, First name 2, ORCID
Last name 3, First name 3, ORCID

- If the ORCID is known, type the correct ORCID:
 Einstein, Albert, 0000-0000-0000-0000
 Newton, Isaac, 1111-1111-1111-1111
 Darwin, Charles, 2222-2222-2222-2222

- If the ORCID is unknown, simply type NA there:
 Einstein, Albert, 0000-0000-0000-0000
 Mendeleev, Dmitri, NA
 Newton, Isaac, 1111-1111-1111-1111

Click the following button to see if the author information is correct.

3. Abstract (300 words maximum)*:

If you want to include math notations in the abstract, please wrap them with "\$ \$" or "\$\$ \$\$". Moreover, if you want to include dollar sign (\$) in the abstract, please type "\\$" here.

Typing "\$y = \frac{1}{x}\$" here in the abstract will lead to $y = \frac{1}{x}$ when it is published. Typing "\\$ 200" here in the abstract will lead to "\$ 200" when it is published.

4. Subject*:

For more information about subjects, please refer to about page.

5. Keywords (3 keywords minimum, 8 keywords maximum)*:

Keyword 1*:

Keyword 2*:

Keyword 3*:

Keyword 4:

Keyword 5:

Keyword 6:

Keyword 7:

Keyword 8:

6. Related Publishment (optional):

If this work has been published on a journal or book, please indicate.

Journal / Book name:

DOI / Official URL:

7. Related Link (optional):

If this work is related to a multimedia material (e.g. code, video, showcase website), please indicate the URL:

8. Comment (optional):

Leave a short comment on your preprint information page (20 words maximum).

9. License*:

For more information about licenses, please refer to Creative Commons.

10. Process PDF*:

Before publishing your work as a preprint, your PDF must be processed - adding metadata you provided above. Please select your PDF from your device.

11. Submit Metadata and Save Processed PDF*:

Upon submitting metadata, the HTML code will be generated and the processed PDF will be downloaded. Make sure the PDF file name is v1.pdf.

Step 2: Get the HTML

HTML Code Should be Shown Below. If you find any incorrect information, please go back to corresponding sections in step 1 and correct them. Remember to submit metadata after modification.


Step 3: Submit HTML and PDF to the Preprint Server

1. In your browser, navigate to

2. Click on "Add file", then select "Create new file".

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3. Copy the following text to the blank "Name your file...". The number () is your preprint ID, which is unique.

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4. Go back to Step 2: Get the HTML. Click on "Copy HTML". Make sure the metadata are correct before copying.

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5. Paste the HTML code you just copied to Github. Then click on "Commit changes...".

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6. In the Github folder you just created and modified (), click on "Add file", then click on "Upload files".

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7. Upload the PDF file to Github. After it is successfully uploaded, click on "Commit changes" at the bottom left.

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8. You are all set! You should be able to see your preprint in around 30 minutes using the following url.