CCDS and COAR Announce Launch of Open Access Preprint Repository Directory


From Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR):

The Center for Direct Scientific Communication (CCDS) of France and the Confederation of Open Access Repositories (COAR) are pleased to announce the launch of a directory of open access preprint repositories.

Preprints are becoming an increasingly important part of the research communications landscape. Publishing preprints allows researchers to freely and quickly share their research with colleagues and the wider community.

However, the community does not have a single tool to visualize the current preprint landscape. Existing registries are either comprehensive and cover all types of deposits, or focus on preprints in a single discipline. This directory brings together all the repositories that collect preprints into a single database, allowing users to choose the most suitable platform for their needs and get an overview of the preprint ecosystem.

The directory is based on the results of a project led by the French Committee for Open Science (Project of preprint platforms) and supported by the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation (MESRI), which has developed a complete and detailed catalog of prepublication repositories. The current list of preprints documents over 90 preprint repositories along with details about their management, features and associated services and their relationship to the Open Science criteria.

As part of this collaboration, the COAR hosts the pre-publication repository and the SDCC manages the metadata records ensuring that the registry remains up to date.

direct to Directory of open access preprint repositories.

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Gary Price ([email protected]) is a librarian, writer, consultant and frequent speaker based in the Washington DC metro area. He received his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards, including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program Alumnus of the Year. From 2006 to 2009, he was Director of Online Information Services at Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy that supports enterprise product and business model teams with just-in-time fact finding and insight.

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