Why Publish Digital Successions
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Digital successions offer benefits beyond preprints. They can be used for other document types, such as supplemental material and technical blog posts. Additionally, researchers can access these citable documents through multiple compatible websites and software applications. Despite being distributed across independent platforms, authors still retain exclusive control to amend their digital successions. Digital successions also provide key benefits of preprints, including long-term preservation through archiving, preservation of multiple document versions, and the ability for authors to add new document versions. This allows the research community to cite specific fixed versions while also having the option to discover newer versions.