Repository: MediArXiv

Full Name: MediArXiv
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Description: Open Archive for Media, Film, and Communication Studies.
Accepted Content Types: Working papers, preprints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published manuscripts.
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Communication sciences, Media and Communication Studies
Keywords: Media, film, communication, OSF
Launch Date: Feb-19
Platform: Open Science Framework
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 145
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 7/22/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: Community operators pay a fee based on usage and COS subsidizes the other portion through fundraised support
Owner Full Name: Center for Open Science controls and owns the infrastructure; Steering Board of volunteers run the platform
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Ownership Type: Individual or community
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : includes researchers.
User Committees: Yes : Steering Committee comprised of members from the global media studies community:
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata:
Account Creation: Only needed for submission
Functional Description: Yes via a Guide
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Method for Reuse of Metadata:
Open Source: Yes
Permission for Re-use of Metadata:
Persistence of Content: COS Preservation Fund to maintain read access for 50+ years
Preservation Policy:
Function Service Details
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (including annotation plug-ins)
Endorsement Local function Yes, via Plaudit
Endorsement Plaudit
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Metrics Local function Downloads are visible to everyone
Academic Applicant Only?: No
Accepted Content Formats: PDF, Word doc
Accepted Content Languages: Any language (but Papers submitted in non-English languages will be held in the moderation queue until we can get them verified)
Accepted Content Level: Research and scholary content
Accepted Supplementary Content: full text, figures, data, image, coding, analyses. This is associated with the article via a specific link
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Availability of Associated Content:
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: No license, CC-By Attribution 4.0 International, CC0 1.0 Universal, CC-By Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International, CC-By Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 Internationa
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: 1 to 3 business days
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