OSF |Preprints : a comprehensive Open Source Preprints Solution

The Center for Open Science (COS) has extended the capabilities of its new open source preprints service, OSF |Preprints to include branded service capabilities, and has launched three major, new branded versions. The new services, PsyArXivSocArXiv, and engrXiv, are the first three branded versions of COS’s open source preprints platform, launched on 5 December 2016.


OSF |Preprints  sets the tone for a more open approach to data access, preregistration of research, and quick feedback on completed work. In short, OSF |Preprints can help improve our science, increase our communication, and hopefully improve the speed and quality of our outcomes. The interest on the part of our new partners to launch their own open preprints services only confirms this trend, - Brian Nosek, COS’s Executive Director.

The launch of the OSF |Preprints branded services continues COS’s* ongoing commitment to open and transparent research practices. The new preprints service is built on COS’s flagship platform, the Open Science Framework, which helps researchers share preprints within a specific research community, design and manage their project workflow, data storage, DOIs, and collaboration.

These partnerships will provide free, open access, open source archives for psychology, social, and engineering science research and are in response to the growing need for faster, open sharing of research on truly open access platforms.

The branded preprints platform from COS provides organizations that want to launch their own preprints service an easy, robust, and stable solution. The platform can be configured to match their brand, editorial focus, licensing requirements, and taxonomy. Once configured, a new service can be up and indexing new preprints in a matter of days.

Over a million preprints have been already indexed from a variety of sources and can be accessed by selecting a subject of interest, entering specific search terms, or browsing the preprints most recently added to the service. Preprint contributors are also encouraged to include links to their research, if available.

If the preprint is associated with an existing OSF project, that project can also be easily accessed and explored.

OSF |Preprints uses SHARE to aggregate search results from a variety of other preprint providers like arXivbioRXivPeerJCogPrints and others into its archive.

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* About the Center for Open Science (COS)

The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit technology company founded in 2013 with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of scientific research. COS pursues this mission by building communities around open science practices, supporting metascience research, and developing and maintaining free, open source software tools. The Open Science Framework (OSF), COS’s flagship product, is a web application that connects and supports the research workflow, enabling scientists to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their research. Researchers use the OSF to collaborate, document, archive, share, and register research projects, materials, and data. Learn more at cos.io and osf.io, or follow OSF on Twitter @OSFramework

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