Repository: Philsci Archive

Full Name: Philsci Archive
Short Name (or Acronym): PS
Description: Welcome to PhilSci-Archive, an electronic archive specifically tailored to and run by philosophers of science. The archive is offered as a free service to the philosophy of science community. Its goal is to promote communication in the field by the rapid dissemination of new work.
Accepted Content Types: Journal Articles, Conference and Workshop Papers, Books, Chapters and Sections, Preprints
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Philosophy of Science
Keywords: Philosophy, archive
Launch Date: 2001
Platform: EPrints
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 9 031
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: PhilSci-Archive is offered by its sponsors as a free service to philosophers of science. Its goal is to preserve and foster the rapid exchange of new work in philosophy of science. We aim to provide a stable, openly accessible repository in which scholarly articles and monographs may find a permanent home.
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: University of Pittsburgh
Owner Short Name: UP
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Academic institution
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : The Board is comprised of philosophers of science with recognized standing in the profession. Board members are appointed for three year, renewable terms. Membership of the Board and extension of membership term is by invitation from a consensus of current Board members. The Board’s Executive Committee consists of an Editor-in-Chief and two board members whose terms are staggered. Each is appointed for a renewable three year term by a consensus of current Board members. For more information :
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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
Backups: Yes : The repository regularly backs up its file according to current best practices
Functional Description: Yes : Tutorials on Q&A page
Interoperability: No
Metadata Formats: Yes : Formats are available on this page
Metadata Languages: English
Metadata Properties: Title, Author(s), Abstract, Item Type, Keywords, Subjects, Depositing User, Date Deposited, Last Modified, Item ID, URI
Method for Reuse of Metadata: Openly available via API
Open Source: Yes
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: Allowed, with conditions: The OAI Identifier and/or a link to the original metadata must be given. For commercial use : Requires Formal Permission
Persistence of Content: Yes : The repository will try to ensure continued readability and accessibility
Preservation Policy: No
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : EndNote, BibTeX, Dublin Core, ASCII/Text Citation (Chicago), HTML Citation and OpenURL
Indexing/Search Local function Yes : Google Scholar
Indexing/Search Google Scholar
Metrics Local function Monthly Views for the past 3 years and Monthly Downloads for the past 3 years are visible to everyone
Metrics PlumX Metrics
Academic Applicant Only?: Yes
Accepted Content Formats: PDF, Word doc, HTML, LaTeX
Accepted Content Languages: English
Accepted Content Level: Research only
Accepted Supplementary Content: Supplementary data can be associated on the same page
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Availability of Associated Content: Material associated with preprint is hosted also by the platform
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: The archive will only post postprints published under a Creative Commons license.
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: No
Moderation: Beforehand : relevance to the scope of the repository is checked
Peer Review Status Indication: No
Persistent Identifier: URI
Remaining Indrawn Item: URLs will continue to point to 'tombstone' citations, URLs will contain a link to a replacement version, where available, URLs will contain a note explaining the reasons for withdrawal
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to two business days for a paper and up to one to two weeks for a monograph
Versioning Policy: If necessary, an updated version may be deposited
Who can Deposit?: Accredited Community Members
Withdrawal Authorisation: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Items may be removed at the request of the author/copyright holder : Proven copyright violation or plagiarism, Legal requirements and proven violations, Falsified research, Author(s) request