What is e-print?

e-print meaning in Information Science terminology / glossary / dictionary is:

A preprint in digital format, distributed electronically. The use of e-print servers to provide access to collections of preprints is a comparatively new mode of scholarly communication, developed in the physical sciences to circumvent the delays and high cost of commercial publishing. One of the earliest and best-known e-print repositories was created at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. The Open Archives Initiative (OAI) aims to facilitate the retrieval of scholarly papers from disparate digital archives. Also spelled eprint.


reference: ABC-CLIO