Charlottesville, VA — The Center for Open Science is pleased to announce a collaboration with PsyArXiv, the American Psychological Association (APA), and Chronos Hub to launch an APA journal submission portal for members of PsyArXiv, an open access digital repository for preprints of psychological research.
The integrated portal provides PsyArXiv authors and contributors with a streamlined workflow for submitting their preprints directly to an initial list of seven APA-published journals, allowing researchers to move more efficiently through the submission process in less time while widening the accessibility of their research.
This pilot is the first of its kind to bring an encompassing publishing experience to a preprint service hosted on the OSF’s preprint infrastructure and was advocated by APA to assist researchers in making their work more discoverable, while solving for the disconnected and complex research publishing journey across platforms. Development of the integration was conducted by Chronos Hub, whose mission is to help bring transparency and collaboration to a currently opaque and fragmented research ecosystem.
According to Grace Binion, chair of the PsyArXiv Communications Committee, “This designation signals the growing value the psychological community places on the services which PsyArXiv provides, namely increased discoverability of research products and increased accessibility of research to a broader audience.”
“APA Publishing is excited to build on our existing partnership with the Center for Open Science and PsyArXiv. Through this pilot, we are exploring the possibility of building a seamless connection between PsyArXiv and journal submission portals as a way to make the entirety of the scientific record easily accessible and verifiable,” said APA Journals Publisher Rose Sokol-Chang, PhD. “As a society publisher, we see this as part of our mission to support the psychology community and make it as easy as possible for our authors to be transparent and open with their research.”
“We’re thrilled to launch the COS, PsyArXiv, and the APA integration,” said Christian Grubak, Founder and CEO of Chronos Hub. “This is an important further step on our quest to opening up science and eradicating the complexities of publishing research by strengthening the collaboration between the stakeholders in the research community.”
PsyArXiv is an open access digital repository for preprints of psychological research. The service is owned by the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) and maintained by a team of dedicated volunteers from all career stages. PsyArXiv is hosted on the infrastructure of the Center for Open Science and the Open Science Framework. Plans for the service were conceived at the inaugural meeting SIPS in 2016. Since its official launch in December 2016, PsyArXiv has seen a dramatic growth in use, now hosting over 10,000 papers (as of June, 2020). From January 2019 to May 2020, monthly site downloads have increased by over 600% (from about 50,000 to over 300,000 ).
The American Psychological Association (APA) is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 118,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students as its members. APA Publishing is the world’s largest nonprofit publisher of psychological science, setting standards for scholarship in the field through journals, books, videos, databases, and educational products.
About Chronos Hub
Chronos Hub is an online platform meeting the needs of all stakeholders in the research community: researchers, funders, institutions, and publishers. Chronos Hub supports authors to select suitable journals for their manuscript submissions by making funding policies and institutional agreements transparent, and streamlines the workflow for publishers, funders and institutions for an effective APC management, funding policy compliance, and OA reporting.
About Center for Open Science
The Center for Open Science (COS) is a non-profit technology and culture change organization 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 OSF is a web application that provides a solution for the challenges facing researchers who want to pursue open science practices, including: a streamlined ability to manage their work; collaborate with others; discover and be discovered; preregister their studies; and make their code, materials, and data openly accessible.
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