[open-science] The Center for Open Science Releases Another Branded Preprint Service With AgriXiv

Rusty Speidel rusty at cos.io
Fri Feb 17 14:59:35 UTC 2017

February 14, 2017 | Charlottesville, VA

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
<https://osf.io/preprints>. The new service, called AgriXiv
<https://osf.io/preprints/agrixiv>,  provides free, open access, open
source archives for agriculture and allied science research.

AgriXiv is built on COS’s flagship platform, the Open Science Framework
<https://osf.io>, which helps researchers design and manage their project
workflow, data storage, DOIs, and collaboration. COS has leveraged that
platform to help those researchers discover new research as it happens and
to receive quick feedback on their own research prior to publication.

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. COS has already created
branded services in psychology <https://osf.io/preprints/psyrxiv>, sociology
<https://osf.io/preprints/socarxiv>, and engineering

Almost 2 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 <http://www.share-research.org/> to
aggregate search results from a variety of other preprint providers like
arXiv <http://arxiv.org>, bioRXiv <http://biorxiv.org>, PeerJ
<http://peerj.com>, CogPrints <http://cogprints.org/> and others into its

"We are following the global initiative to open up data, information and
knowledge related to agriculture,” said Sridhar Gutam of AgriXiv. “This
exclusive preprints repository for agriculture, promoted by the Open Access
India (http://openaccessindia.org/) community, will accelerate the progress
of agricultural research through rapid sharing of the interim research
results among agricultural scientists."

“Science and research across many disciplines are evolving towards improved
reliability and reproducibility of results,” said Brian Nosek, COS’s
Executive Director. “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 science, increase
communication, and hopefully improve the speed and quality of outcomes. The
interest on the part of our new partners to launch their own open preprints
services only confirms this trend.”


About Center for Open Science

The Center for Open Science <http://cos.io/> (COS) is a non-profit
technology startup 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 <http://osf.io/> (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.

About AgriXiv

Agriculture under the changing climate scenario is facing many challenges
and needs utmost attention and support for the development of adaptive,
resilient and sustainable livelihoods. Research outputs generated in
addressing these challenges faced by agriculture need to be immediately
available to all the stakeholders for understanding and finding suitable
solutions. Therefore, the Open Access India <http://openaccessindia.org/>
had taken up the initiative of establishing a preprints repository for
agriculture and allied sciences as part of fulfilling its objective of
“development of community e-infrastructure, capacity building and framework
for policies related to Open Access, Open Data and Open Education”. This
preprints service will be administered by the steering committee comprising
agricultural researchers and librarians from various parts of the world.

Contacts for the Center for Open Science

Media: Rusty Speidel: rusty at cos.io | 434-284-3403

Starting a Branded Preprint Service: Matt Spitzer: matt.spitzer at cos.io

Web: https://cos.io/preprints

Contact for AgriXiv

Sridhar Gutam: sridhar at openaccessindia.org | +91-9005760036

Web: http://agrixiv.org/ | https://osf.io/preprints/agrixiv
Rusty Speidel
Marketing Director
Center for Open Science

https://cos.io | @osframework
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