The Center for Open Science and MarXiv Launch Branded Preprint Service

Nov. 14, 2017

Charlottesville, VA

The Center for Open Science (COS) and MarXiv have launched a new preprint service for the earth sciences, sources for both organizations announced today. The new service, called MarXiv, provides free, open access, open source archives for the ocean conservation and marine climate sciences.

MarXiv is the sixteenth community preprint service built on COS’s flagship platform, the Open Science Framework, which helps researchers design and manage their project workflow, data storage, DOIs, and collaboration. COS has leveraged that 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. The community preprints platform from COS provides organizations that want to launch their own preprints service an easy, robust, and stable solution. COS is currently supporting branded services in earth sciences, psychology, sociology, engineering, agriculture, social sciences, imaging, paleontology, sports research, contemplative research, law, library and information science, nutrition and an Indonesian preprint service.

Over 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 to aggregate search results from a variety of other preprint providers like arXiv, bioRXiv, PeerJ, CogPrints and others into its archive.

“Until now, we have a system in ocean conservation and management where the people who would benefit from the science simply can’t afford to access it,” said Nick Wehner, MarXiv’s founder and director. “The Open Science and ocean conservation communities are some of the most dedicated, helpful people I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. It warms my heart every time I work on MarXiv knowing that we have such hope and support behind us.”


About Center for Open Science

The Center for Open Science (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 (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 and


About MarXiv

MarXiv is the free research repository for the ocean and climate sciences. We accept preprints, Open Access publications, reports, conference proceedings, and other scholarly documents. All documents added to MarXiv are immediately publicly accessible. However, the MarXiv Team reviews all submissions. MarXiv is made possible thanks to support from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and is coordinated by OCTO. See the Team page for more information on the people behind MarXiv.


Contacts for MarXiv

Media: Nick Wehner, Founder and Director of Open Initiatives, OCTO


Preprint submissions and general contact:

Twitter: @MarXivPapers


Contacts for the Center for Open Science

Media: Rusty Speidel: | 434-284-3403

Starting a Branded Preprint Service: Matt Spitzer:


Twitter: @osframework

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