Tag Archives: preprints

Launch of IndiaRxiv on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day

(14 Aug 2019) Research outputs find a home at IndiaRxiv, India’s first Preprints Service Open Access India partners with the Center for Open Science to launch IndiaRxiv on the eve of India’s 73rd Independence Day as the country joins the global march for open science. Open Access India and the Center for Open Science have collaborated […]


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Cambridge announces open research platform, Cambridge Open Engage

(29 Jul 2019) Cambridge University Press is to expand their provision of open research services with the launch of its own early and open content platform Cambridge Open Engage. Built in-house, Cambridge Open Engage will use the state-of-the-art technology behind Cambridge Core, the online home for the Press’s books and journals, to publish early and open research […]


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Preprints boost article citations and mentions

(9 Jul 2019) A new analysis suggests that journal articles posted as preprints before their formal publication in a peer-reviewed journal attract more citations and online mentions than those without preprint versions. A team led by Nicholas Fraser, a bibliometrics researcher at the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics in Germany, retrieved all 18,841 papers posted on the biology repository bioRxiv between November […]


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HighWire supports CSHL, BMJ and Yale to launch medRxiv

(25 June 2019) Scholarly publishing tech provider, HighWire, today announced it is proud to support the founders of medRxiv, by providing the hosting and submissions technology that underpins the new preprint server. medRxiv (pronounced “med-archive”), is a collaboration between its founding organizations, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), BMJ and Yale University. It is a free online archive and distribution service for preprints […]


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New preprint server for the health sciences announced today

(5 June 2019) Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), Yale University, and BMJ today announced the forthcoming launch of medRxiv (pronounced “med-archive”), a free online archive and distribution service for preprints in the medical and health sciences. medRxiv is expected to begin accepting manuscripts on June 6th and will be overseen by the three organizations. Preprints are […]


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Springer Nature journals unify their policy to encourage preprint sharing

(15 May 2019) From Springer Nature – “we are now pleased to announce an updated policy encouraging preprint sharing for Springer Nature journals. This intends to remove ambiguity on two important points. First, we now make it clear that authors may choose any licence for preprints, including Creative Commons licences. Licensing choice will not impede consideration […]


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ChemRxiv announces streamlined submission of research for journal peer review

(5 December 2018) Now in its second year of successfully sharing research findings openly with the global chemistry community, ChemRxiv today announced Direct Journal Transfer, a new feature that will help authors submit their posted preprints to established journals for editorial consideration and peer review. This feature, which is now available on the ChemRxiv website, […]


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PKP and SciELO announce development of open source preprint server system

(22 September 2018) In recognition of PKP and SciELO’s twentieth anniversary, the Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and SciELO Program are entering into an agreement to develop a Preprint Server system on the principles that have guided these two organizations over the last two decades. These governing principles include recognizing the value of: (a) independent manuscript […]


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Expression of interest for indiaRxiv Steering Committee

(6 July 2018) The Open Access India is constituting an advisory and a steering committee to establish and manage preprints repository for India, indiaRxiv with the support of Centre for Open Science. Earlier, the community had launched preprints repository for agriculture and allied sciences, AgriXiv. Anyone who would like to get involved in establishing the […]


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American Chemical Society partners with leading Societies to support ChemRxiv™

(20 March 2018) The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its partnership with the Royal Society of Chemistry and the German Chemical Society (GDCh) to support the financial and strategic development of ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the global chemistry community. This strategic partnership among three of the largest scientific societies in the chemical […]


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The Open Access Interviews: Rusty Speidel, The Center for Open Science

(29 August 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS) has announced today that six new preprint services have launched using COS’ preprints platform, taking the number of such services to 14. The announcement, says Richard Poynder,  comes at a time when we are seeing a rising tide of preprint servers being launched, both by for-profit […]


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ChemRxiv™ Beta open for submissions and powered by Figshare

(14 August 2017, Washington) ChemRxiv, a new chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, is now available in a fully functioning Beta version for use and feedback by researchers. The Beta launch has been undertaken with initial strategic input from the American Chemical Society (ACS), Royal Society of Chemistry, German Chemical Society and other […]


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The Center for Open Science releases another branded preprint service with LawArXiv

(8 May 2017) The Center for Open Science (COS) is pleased to announce that it has added another branded service to its open source preprints service, OSF Preprints. The new service, called LawArXiv,  provides free, open access, open source archives for legal research. LawArXiv is an open access legal repository supported and maintained by members […]


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American Chemical Society announces intention to establish “ChemRxiv” preprint server to promote early research sharing

(10 August 2016, Washington)  The American Chemical Society (ACS) today announced its intention to form ChemRxiv, a chemistry preprint server for the global chemistry community, proposed as a collaborative undertaking that will facilitate the open dissemination of important scientific findings. The Society is presently in the process of inviting interested stakeholders to participate in helping […]


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A preprint goes viral. What happens next?

(1 June 2016)  John Sack writes in the HighWire blog that Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s bioRxiv preprint server hit a milestone these last few days with the posting of a preprint on the link between cell phone radiation and tumors in rats. CSHL and HighWire – who hosts the bioRxiv manuscript system and preprint server for CSHL […]


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