Repository: SocArxiv

Full Name: SocArxiv
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Description: SocArXiv, open archive of the social sciences, provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code.
Accepted Content Types: Research manuscripts only (Working papers, Preprint and Postprint)
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Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Social sciences, arts and humanities, education, law
Keywords: Social Science, OSF
Launch Date: Aug-16
Platform: Open Science Framework
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 8 177
Repository Type: Disciplinary
Service Pricing: None
Status: Open
Terms of Use: Yes
Last Update: 7/20/21
Accessibility of Conflict of Interest Procedures:
Business Model: Non Profit
Funding: SocArXiv has been supported by grants from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the Open Society Foundations, as well as the libraries at the University of Maryland, the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Objectives: The mission of the University of Maryland, College Park is to provide excellent teaching, research, and service.
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: The University of Maryland Libraries
Owner Short Name: UMD
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Academic institution
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : SocArXiv is housed at the University of Maryland, and is directed by a steering committee of social scientists.
User Committees: SocArXiv is housed at the University of Maryland, and is directed by a steering committee of members of the research library community. .
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: Yes via a tutorial
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 API
Open Source: Yes
Permission for Re-use of Metadata: None
Persistence of Content: Yes : 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: Any file you add to the project is given a unique, persistent URL, meaning that it can be cited or linked to individually
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Author PID: No
Availability of Associated Content: Researchers can attach data, code, or other research materials to their papers by including them in the associated project. We also encourage sharing data and code on the Open Science Framework in the spirit of openness and transparency.
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: All CC licenses
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator; helpdesk support from COS
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: No
Moderation: Beforehand : Akismet spam filtering (automatic on all OSF content), Content within scope, Conflict of Interest, Data, code availability, Preregistration availability, All authors consent to posting
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: Less than 2 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: Platform
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Plagiarism, false or inaccurate content