Repository: PaleorXiv

Full Name: PaleorXiv
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Description: A preprint archive for Paleontology
Accepted Content Types: Working papers, pre-prints, accepted manuscripts (post-prints), and published papers
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Closure Date:
Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Relating to paleontology and paleobiology
Keywords: Paleontology
Launch Date: 8/1/17
Platform: Open Science Framework
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 178
Repository Type: Community-based
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 4/19/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: External financial support
Objectives: PaleorXiv is dedicated to speeding and opening up paleontological research and helping to build the future of scholarly communication.
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: Center for Open Science
Owner Short Name: COS
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Charity
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : Steering Committee comprised of members from the global Palaeontology community.
User Committees: No
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata: Anyone may access the metadata free of charge
Account Creation: Free, Only needed for submission
Backups: Yes : Storage on paleorXiv beats a desktop hard-drive any day.
Functional Description: Yes, Open source and community-led digital archive for Paleontology research, Q&A
Interoperability: Yes
Metadata Formats: No
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier (e.g. DOI), 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: Options to link data and code via API
Open Source: Yes
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: Never asked
Persistence of Content: Yes : COS Preservation Fund to maintain read access for 50+ years
Preservation Policy:
Function Service Details
Commenting/Annotation Local function Commenting (including annotation plug-ins)
Commenting/Annotation Plaudit
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 Endorsement score on author profile page and Downloads visible to everyone
Peer Review Local function Yes, via Peer Community In
Peer Review Peer Community in
Plagiarism Detection Local function Yes : Claims of copyright infringement should be sent to the Center for Open Science in accordance with their policy
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF, LaTeX, text
Accepted Content Languages: Any Languages
Accepted Content Level: Research only
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: You can assign final version publication DOIs to your articles on paleorXiv.
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: All content is freely available under a CC BY 4.0 license, which maximises re-use potential while protecting authors
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator; helpdesk support from COS : [email protected]
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator; helpdesk support from COS : [email protected]
Moderation: Work will be reviewed by a moderator before appearing publicly on paleorXiv. If a paper is not accepted, the moderator will include a description of the reason.
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: DOI
Remaining Indrawn Item: Basic information remains on a tombstone page
Text Embargo: Depending on journals. Look to the page for more informations :
Time from Submission to Posting: 1-3 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