Charlottesville, VA — The Center for Open Science (COS) announces today that PsyArXiv preprints are now indexed in Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC), an open global archive of more than 38.6 million scholarly publications in the life sciences. COS is thrilled to see the inclusion of PsyArXiv’s more than 14,000 preprints in Europe PMC, and notes the significance of the index in accelerating scholarly communication among the psychological science research community worldwide.
“Indexing PsyArXiv in Europe PMC means that psychological preprints will now be more discoverable than ever before. PsyArXiv users will benefit from the increased audience for their work,” said Katherine S. Corker, executive officer for the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science, and Associate Professor at Grand Valley State University.
The move by Europe PMC signals the growing trust in the credibility of preprints and rewards PsyArXiv authors’ dedication to make their underlying data and supplemental materials openly available.
"We’ve seen an impressive rise in preprint popularity in the life sciences in the last few years – it’s a great way to rapidly communicate research results. [...] We hope that including preprint abstracts into Europe PMC search results, will not only enhance their discoverability, but also provide a community platform to explore some open questions,” said Johanna McEntyre, Associate Director of EMBL-EBI Services and Principal Investigator for Europe PMC.
COS’s decision to begin registering preprint DOIs with Crossref in 2018 paved the way for greater interoperability between software ecosystems, allowing repositories like Europe PMC to maintain global identifiers, effectively index content, and advance the dissemination of open access research.
“As the scholarly communication ecosystem shifts toward more acceptance and trust in preprints as a path to more open and accelerated dissemination of research findings, the OSF Preprints infrastructure will continue to focus on interoperability to enhance discoverability and reuse of preprints,” said Nici Pfeiffer, Chief Product Officer at the Center for Open Science.
Learn more about the indexing process and its significance for PsyArXiv users and the greater psychological science research community by joining PsyArXiv and Europe PMC for an open call on May 25 at 1:00 pm GMT+1.
About Europe PMC
Europe PMC is an open database of life science publications and preprints from trusted sources around the globe. Europe PMC supports the research community by supporting innovation in publishing, fostering reproducible science, and enabling data-driven discovery. Europe PMC’s mission is to build open, full text scientific literature resources and support innovation by engaging users, enabling contributors, and integrating related research data.
PsyArXiv (psychology archive) is designed to facilitate rapid dissemination of psychological research. PsyArXiv is a creation of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) and is hosted by the Center for Open Science (COS).
PsyArXiv allows scholars to post documents such as working papers, unpublished work, and articles under review (preprints), making them accessible to other researchers and to the public at no cost. Users can also upload revisions of their posted document and supplemental documents such as appendices.
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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 cos.io and osf.io.
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