PLOS announces partnership with EarthArXiv

The Public Library of Science (PLOS) today announced that it has partnered with EarthArXiv, which enables authors submitting to PLOS Climate, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, and PLOS Water to post preprints with ease. Beginning next year, submitting authors will have the option to automatically forward their manuscript to the EarthArXiv preprint server, directly from our submission system.

PLOS sees preprints as integral to our mission of accelerating progress in scholarly research, and to our goal of increasing adoption of Open Science practices. Authors use preprints to establish priority, broadcast results, seek community feedback, and advance their careers. Early, transparent sharing via preprints disseminates new insights faster and increases efficiency across the entire research ecosystem.

“Researchers told us they needed a community-recognized solution for sharing preprints when submitting to PLOS Climate, PLOS Sustainability and Transformation, and PLOS Water. We’re thrilled to partner with EarthArXiv – hosted by the California Digital Library – to offer these research communities an integrated solution that meets their needs and enhances our author service,” said Iain Hrynaszkiewicz, Director of Open Research Solutions at PLOS.

EarthArXiv is a community-based server, governed by a diverse advisory council with representatives from many regions and institutions, and hosted by the California Digital Library (CDL), an organization committed to open scholarship.

Tom Narock, Co-Founder of EarthArXiv and a member of its Advisory Council adds, “The EarthArXiv preprint community welcomes PLOS as a new partner. We are excited to combine our joint interests in open-access research publication. Preprints allow colleagues to easily find, use, and review the latest research results. PLOS’ streamlined integration with EarthArXiv expands our open-access research offerings while making preprinting easier for Earth science researchers.”

EarthArXiv is PLOS’ third preprint server integration. Our previously established partnerships with bioRxiv and medRxiv have shown that preprint posting is a valued author service, and that making preprint sharing easy for authors increases their uptake. PLOS is now expanding the benefits of facilitated posting to more of the researchers and research communities we serve.