The Center for Open Science announces six new Preprint Servers

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Yesterday the Center for Open Science (COS) announced the launch of six new Preprint Servers. The COS is thus obviously trying to offer alternatives to Elsevier’s farm of purchased and newly founded publishing services.

The new COS services are:

  • INA-Rxiv, a national preprint server of Indonesia
  • LISSA, an open scholarly platform for library and information science
  • MindRxiv, a service for research on mind and contemplative practices
  • NutriXiv, a preprint service for the nutritional sciences
  • paleorXiv, a digital archive for Paleontology
  • SportRxiv, an open archive for sport and exercise-related research

They complement this list of already existing servers:

The COS characterizes itself as „a non-profit technology and culture change organization with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research.“  As Roger C. Schonfeld points out in the Ithaka S+R Blog the COS‘ „board is comprised of scientists and social scientists with several interesting institutional affiliations, most notably perhaps the National Academy of Sciences. Its strategic plan is available for all to review.“ Richard Poynder’s interview with  COS’ marketing manager Rusty Speidel also gives us very interesting insights and useful information on the COS and its services.

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