Repository: FocUS Archive

Full Name: FocUS Archive
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Description: A free preprint service for the focused ultrasound research community.
Accepted Content Types: Journal articles, Preprints
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Contact: contact+[email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Business, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine and Health Sciences, Physical Sciences and Mathematics
Keywords: Ultrasound, OSF
Launch Date: Aug-17
Platform: Open Science Framework
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 46
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 6/21/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Supported by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation
Objectives: The Foundation requires all awardees deposit a copy of their final report in our preprint server for publication. Our server, FocUS Archive, is hosted by the Center for Open Science (COS) and publicly indexed by way of Crossref – the purpose of this server is to ensure that final reports of Foundation-funded research are available as quickly and broadly as possible.
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: Focused Ultrasound Foundation
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Ownership Type: Funding organisation (funder); Medical research organisation
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: No
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 Crossref
Open Source: Yes
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: None
Persistence of Content: COS Preservation Fund to maintain read access for 50+ years
Preservation Policy:
Function Service Details
Endorsement Local function Yes, via Plaudit
Endorsement Plaudit
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar, SHARE, Microsoft Academic, Unpaywall
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Indexing/Search SHARE
Indexing/Search Microsoft Academic
Indexing/Search Unpaywall
Metrics Local function Downloads are visible to everyone
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF, Word doc
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content:
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Availability of Associated Content:
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: Authors must use CC BY Attribution 4.0 International license
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Beforehand : Akismet spam filtering (automatic on all OSF content), Content within scope
Peer Review Status Indication: No
Persistent Identifier: DOI, single DOI retained for all versions
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:
Versioning Policy: Accepts new version. All version are archieved and visible for readers.
Who can Deposit?: Anyone can post on the platform. Only an account is required ( The creation of the account is free).
Withdrawal Authorisation: At author's request with moderator approval
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Plagiarism, false or inaccurate content