ChemRxiv is Open for Business: What You Need to Know

On behalf of the chemical science community, we are pleased to introduce ChemRxiv, the open preprint server for the global chemistry community. You can put your research immediately out on the web and share it with other scientists and colleagues, prior to formal peer review. ChemRxiv is openly accessible, with no subscription fees for readers and no submission charges for authors.

Here are a few more questions we may be able to answer for you:

What is a preprint?

Generally speaking, a preprint is a freely accessible preliminary communication that contains new research findings and data not yet published in a peer-reviewed outlet, such as a journal.

What do my colleagues and I get out of ChemRxiv?

  • ChemRxiv allows you to freely share your initial research findings with scientists around the world.
  • ChemRxiv research is indexed in Chemical Abstracts Service and Google Scholar, enhancing discovery of your research.
  • ChemRxiv articles are assigned a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) upon publication allowing your preprint article to be fully citable.
  • The original submitted file will be available for future download, preserving the original file.

Are there other features ChemRxiv offers?

  • Authors can easily submit preprints to ChemRxiv via a drag/drop web upload.
  • A link will be established between the preprint and the final published article, directing interested users to the final version of record.
  • Multiple file formats are available including downloadable and shareable PDFs.
  • ChemRxiv has an open API available to developers.

These preprints can’t be peer-reviewed, can they?

ChemRxiv preprints are not peer-reviewed but will be checked for plagiarism, offensive, dangerous, highly controversial, and/or non-scientific content.

If I submit to ChemRxiv, can I submit the same research to a journal?

Different journals have different policies regarding the publication of research already published on a preprint server. If you plan to submit research from ChemRxiv to an ACS journal, please review our policies on prior publication.

Who runs ChemRxiv?

ChemRxiv is supported by strategic input from the American Chemical Society, the Royal Society of Chemistry, the German Chemical Society and other not-for profit organizations, as well as other scientific publishers and preprint services. ACS manages ChemRxiv on behalf of the chemical science community and is powered by Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research.

Where can I learn more about ChemRxiv?

If you are attending the ACS National Meeting in Washington, DC, we would love for you to join us at a joint symposium on preprints:

ChemRxiv: Publishing in the Age of Preprint Servers

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

8:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Room 147B – Walter E. Washington Convention Center

What do I do next?

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