The Center for Open Science and EcoEvoRxiv Launch Branded Preprint Service

Jan. 15, 2019

Charlottesville, VA

EcoEvoRxiv (EcoEvo“archive”) is a not-for-profit research repository for works related to ecology, evolution and conservation. The EcoEvoRxiv server can be used for freely and legally sharing preprints (manuscripts before submissions to journals), postprints, reports, and datasets.

“I am very excited about launching EcoEvoRxiv (, where ecologists and evolutionary biologists can upload their preprints,” said Shinichi Nakagawa from UNSW in Sydney, Australia, who is leading the effort. “It’s extremely powerful that a preprint at EcoEvoRxiv can seamlessly integrate with a project on the Open Science Framework (OSF). We hope EcoEvoRxiv will encourage more ecologists and evolutionary biologists to put preprints online.”

EcoEvoRxiv is the twenty-third community preprint service built on COS’s flagship platform, OSF, which helps researchers design and manage their project workflow, store their data, generate DOIs, and collaborate with colleagues. COS has leveraged the platform to help research communities in many disciplines discover new research as it happens and to receive quick feedback on their own research prior to publication. COS’s preprints platform provides an easy, robust, and stable solution for organizations that want to launch their own preprints service. COS is currently supporting branded services in marine and earth sciences, psychology, social sciences, engineering, agriculture, imaging, paleontology, sports research, contemplative research, law, library and information science, nutrition, as well as national, multidisciplinary services in Indonesia, France, the Arab nations, and Africa.

Over 2.2 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. OSF Preprints uses SHARE to aggregate search results from a variety of other preprint providers like arXiv, bioRXiv, PeerJ, CogPrints and others into its archive. Preprint contributors are also encouraged to include links to their supporting materials, if available.


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. Learn more at and

Contact for EcoEvoRxiv

All inquiries: Shinichi Nakagawa - UNSW Sydney, Australia


Contacts for the Center for Open Science

Media: Rusty Speidel: | 434-284-3403

Starting a Branded Preprint Service: Rusty Speidel: | 434-284-3403


Twitter: @osframework

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