Starting on June 17, 2021, ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the chemical sciences, will be hosted through the Cambridge Open Engage platform. Everyone on the ChemRxiv team is excited about the new, improved experience for ChemRxiv authors and readers, designed to complement the high-quality content, policies, and features that ChemRxiv offers today.
On the new ChemRxiv site, which will remain at chemrxiv.org, authors posting preprints will benefit from an improved experience while still having access to all key existing features, such as links to the final version of record, direct transfer to a growing list of journals, and usage metrics for posted preprints. There will also be enhancements to ChemRxiv’s publishing platform, including an improved author dashboard where you can view the status of your content uploads, easily upload new versions of your preprints, and see your preprint stats at a glance. ChemRxiv readers will also benefit from updated browsing and searching interfaces for finding relevant content, without having to log in, and the website will feature expanded policy pages and information.
The new platform uses ORCID, the unique identifier for researchers, for its login process. Starting June 17, all submitting ChemRxiv authors will need to have a valid ORCID in order to log in and submit preprints for consideration. In addition, we will match your prior preprints using the ORCID listed when they were originally submitted, and those preprints will be available on your dashboard when you log in with your ORCID. If you are a ChemRxiv author and do not currently have an ORCID, you can sign up for one on the ORCID website. Registering is free and only takes a few moments.