prepublication

adjective pre·pub·li·ca·tion \ ˌprē-ˌpə-blə-ˈkā-shən \
variants: or pre-publication

Definition of prepublication

: released or occurring before something (such as a book or paper) is published
  • a prepublication copy of the book
  • In the current system of prepublication peer review, a paper is evaluated before publication by a small number of other scientists (typically three or four).
  • —Nikolaus Kriegeskorte

First Known Use of prepublication

1850

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