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Did you know that Addgene accepts plasmids pre-publication? If you have cloned unique plasmids for an upcoming publication, we encourage you to contribute them before the paper is released.

Why deposit plasmids before publication?

  • Your plasmids can be held offline until your paper is published or you decide to make them available. Therefore, you'll be in control of when you want to share them.
  • Depositing plasmids with Addgene takes a few weeks for quality control and handling, therefore by depositing early we can make sure that the plasmids are ready once the paper is released.
  • Over 20 Journals now encourage you to submit your plasmids to Addgene (see list). Addgene curates the plasmids online with all relevant information, therefore allowing you to direct people to the Addgene plasmid page for information related to cloning, sequences, maps, etc.

  • Example of Plasmids Cited in the Methods of a 2011 Nature Paper




  • You will be rewarded with all of the standard benefits of depositing with Addgene and the knowledge that you are contributing to an important community resource.
  • Once your article is published, we can easily associate your plasmids with the appropriate PubMed ID to ensure that your receive the correct citations.

How do I get started?

Use our online deposit forms to complete your submission.

Addgene accepts either a small aliquot of DNA(5-15 ul) or a bacterial streak of your sample. If you would like assistance with your deposit, just email deposit@addgene.org and ask to be paired with an Addgene scientist.

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