Repository: ChemRxiv

Full Name: ChemRxiv
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Description: ChemRxiv (pronounced 'chem-archive') is a free submission, distribution and archive service for unpublished preprints in chemistry and related areas.
Accepted Content Types: Research manuscripts, reviews (Preprints)
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Agriculture and Food Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry, Catalysis, Chemical Education, Chemical Engineering and Industrial Chemistry, Earth, Space, and Environmental Chemistry, Energy, Inorganic chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanoscience, Organic chemistry, Organometallic chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Polymer Science, Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Keywords: Chemistry, archive
Launch Date: 2017
Platform: Cambridge Open Engage
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text: 14 564
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 9/25/22
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Internal funding
Objectives: With five of the world's largest chemical societies driving its development, ChemRxiv will enable efficient and timely dissemination of chemistry knowledge, help authors and researchers around the world communicate their work across disciplines, and provide a forum through which to share and discover the very latest findings.
Countries: <a href="">China</a>, <a href="">Germany</a>, <a href="">Japan</a>, <a href="">United Kingdom</a>, <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: American Chemical Society, Chinese Chemical Society, Chemical Society of Japan, German Chemical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Owner Short Name: ACS, CCS, CSJ, GDCh, RSC
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Ownership Type: Scientific society
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
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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
Functional Description: Yes : User FAQs
Interoperability: Yes via API
Metadata Formats: No
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier, Publication/deposition date, Author name(s), Abstract, Author affiliation(s), Funder acknowledgement(s), License type(s), Subject category, Full-text content
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Openly available via API
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: Depending on the licencing options chosen by the author
Persistence of Content: Yes : Agreement to dark archive content with TIB (Leibniz Information Centre for Science and Technology University Library)
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Function Service Details
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar, Europe PMC, Chemical Abstracts Services, CrossRef, Scopus, ProQuest
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Europe PMC
Indexing/Search Chemical Abstracts
Indexing/Search Crossref
Indexing/Search Scopus
Indexing/Search Proquest
Metrics Local function Views, Downloads, Altmetrics visible to everyone
Metrics Altmetric
Plagiarism Detection Local function Yes, iThenticate
Plagiarism Detection ithenticate
Text Mining Local function Yes : ChemRxiv does allow metadata mining and allows all associated files to be downloaded. Interested users should refer to the Open API documentation.
Academic Applicant Only?: No
Accepted Content Formats: PDF
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research manuscripts and reviews only
Accepted Supplementary Content: Any type of supplementary file or weblink can be associated as supporting information on the preprint page.
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Availability of Associated Content: Material associated with preprint is hosted also by the platform
Journal Submission: Unrestricted, but submission is facilitated to journals published by American Chemical Society, Royal Society of Chemistry, German Chemical Society, Chinese Chemical Society, Beilstein-Institut, and Frontiers (with other publishers coming soon)
Licensing: Authors are provided with a choice of licenses: CC BY, CC BY-NC, and CC BY-NC-ND
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: [email protected] with a description of the concern
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: [email protected] with a description of the concern
Moderation: Beforehand: Data is available (if applicable), Code is available (if applicable), Text overlap detection, Misconduct or integrity checks, Ethical compliance, Competing interests, All authors consent to posting, Funder acknowledgement, Content is scientific and within scope
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI
Remaining Indrawn Item: Content remains with a version indicating that the content has been retracted.
Text Embargo: No
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to 48 hours
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version. Your original version will remain publicly accessible with a date and time stamp.
Who can Deposit?: Anyone can post on the platform. Only an ORCID account is required ( The creation of the account is free).
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform (initiative of platform or request by submitting author or third party)
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Contravention of copyright, plagiarism, ethical and legal issues