Repository: MarXiv

Full Name: MarXiv
Short Name (or Acronym):
Description: MarXiv (rhymes with "archive") is the free repository for ocean and marine-climate research.
Accepted Content Types: Journal Articles, Preprints
Certificate or Labels:
Closure Date: Originally on OSF in November 2017. Moved over to Zenodo permanently in early 2020.
Contact: contact+[email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Biology, Marine Sciences
Keywords: Biology, Marine Sciences, OSF, Zenodo
Launch Date: 2018
Platform: Custom Zenodo Software
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 456 on OSF ( and 19 on Zenodo
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use:
Last Update: 6/17/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: "Our initial Packard grant ended in 2019. We haven't had funding since then, so we moved to Zenodo when OSF shut down our repository to new submissions because we couldn't pay."
Objectives: OCTO accelerates ocean conservation by connecting ocean professionals to the knowledge and networks they need. Through our broad suite of tools and communities, we break down barriers to knowledge – empowering ocean professionals to apply best practices and science worldwide.
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: Open Communications for the Ocean
Owner Short Name: OCTO
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Ocean conservation nonprofit group
Scientific Technical Committees: Not any more
User Committees: Not any more
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: Yes via API
Metadata Formats: Yes : Formats are available on this page
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: Yes
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: None
Persistence of Content:
Preservation Policy:
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : BibTeX, CSL, DataCite, Dublin Core, DCAT, JSON, JSON-LD, GeoJSON, MARCXML and Mendeley
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 and visits are visble to everyone.
Metrics Altmetric
Text Mining Local function Yes from Zenodo
Academic Applicant Only?: No
Accepted Content Formats: PDF
Accepted Content Languages: Any language
Accepted Content Level: Research and scholary content
Accepted Supplementary Content: All formats are allowed - even preservation unfriendly. Total files size limit per record is 50GB. Higher quotas can be requested and granted on a case-by-case basis.
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Availability of Associated Content: Material associated with preprint is hosted also by the platform. You can also associate your content with Github.
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: Authors are provided with a choice of licenses: CC BY, CC BY-NC-ND, No License, GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) 3.0, Eclipse Public License 1.0, CC BY-SA, with CC BY preferred
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Moderator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: In retrospect : the copyright clearance. Moderator makes sure things aren't spam or off-topic
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI, single DOI retained for all versions
Remaining Indrawn Item: The reason for the withdrawal will be indicated on a tombstone page
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to 24 hours usually
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 or by the platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Plagiarism, false or inaccurate content