Repository: ARPHA Preprints

Full Name: ARPHA Preprints
Short Name (or Acronym):
Description: The submission systems limited to the participating ARPHA journals
Accepted Content Types: All article types, Preprints
Certificate or Labels:
Closure Date:
Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: All scientific fields
Keywords: ARPHA, Pensoft
Launch Date: Sept-20
Platform: Custom proprietary software
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 69
Repository Type: Multidisciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 7/7/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Supported by the publisher to provide a free service to the RPHa-hosted journals
Objectives: The objectives (and benefits to authors) for developing the platform are listed here:
Countries: <a href="">Bulgaria</a>
Owner Full Name: Pensoft Publishers
Owner Short Name: Pensoft
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Owned by publisher and technology provider
Scientific Technical Committees: Managed by the publisher and supported by the editorial boards of the participating journals.
User Committees: No. Once the manuscript is published in the ARPHA-hosted journal, the status of the preprint changes to "Published in <the corresponding ARPHA-hosted journal>". Additionally, the citation details of the published paper will be made available along with those of the preprint, in order to prompt further citations of the paper rather than the preprint. ARPHA Preprints will link the DOIs of the two publications through CrossRef.
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Only needed for submission
Backups: CLOCKS and Zenodo
Functional Description: Yes via FAQ
Interoperability: No
Metadata Formats: No
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier, Publication/deposition date, Author name(s), Abstract, Relational link to final journal publication (e.g. in crossref metadata), License type(s), Subject category
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Openly available via API
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: None
Persistence of Content: Yes
Preservation Policy: No
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : RIS, BibTeX, Bookends, EasyBib, EndNote (tagged), EndNote 8 (xml), Medlars, Mendeley, Papers, RefWorks Tagged, Ref Manager, Zotero, Mods (xml) and Plain text (txt)
Commenting/Annotation Local function Post-publication comments
Endorsement Local function Yes : Via Peer Review Process of the website
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar, Microsoft Academic, Unpaywall
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Microsoft Academic
Indexing/Search Unpaywall
Metrics Local function Views and citation counts are visible to everyone
Metrics Altmetric
Peer Review Local function Yes : As the preprints are then posted in the publisher's journals, the peer review is done by the platform
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content:
Associated Editor: Pensoft
Associated Journal: ARPHA-hosted journals that opted in for preprint services
Availability of Associated Content:
Journal Submission: Manuscript can be published in any ARPHA-hosted journal
Licensing: Authors must use CC-BY 4.0
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Managing editors of the particpating journals
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Beforehand : Content within scope, Manuscript is complete (methods, references), All authors notified, Legal compliance, Ethical compliance
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI
Remaining Indrawn Item: Basic information remains on a tombstone page
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to 48 hours
Versioning Policy: No versioning; published articles linked to their preprints.
Who can Deposit?: ARPHA-hosted journals that opted in for preprint services. Posting a preprint on ARPHA Preprints is part of the submission process of the participating ARPHA-hosted journals
Withdrawal Authorisation: Possible by editorial decision
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Plagiarism, false or inaccurate content