Repository: ViXra

Full Name: ViXra
Short Name (or Acronym):
Description: An alternative archive of 36951 e-prints in Science, Mathematics & Other Scholarly Areas serving the whole scientific community
Accepted Content Types: Journal Articles, Preprints
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Closure Date:
Contact: [email protected]
Disciplinary Scope: Physics, Mathematics, Computational Science, Biology, Chemistry, Humanities, Academics
Keywords: Alternative to arXiv, Phyics
Launch Date: 2009
Platform: Custom viXra software with services from and
Platform Languages: English
Record Count: Full text : 37 034
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: Sustainable low-cost web hosting service secured, previously run on donations
Objectives: viXra will be open to anybody for both reading and submitting articles. We will not prevent anybody from submitting and will only reject articles in extreme cases of abuse, e.g. where the work may be vulgar, libellous, plagiaristic or dangerously misleading.
Countries: <a href="">United States</a>
Owner Full Name: Scientific God Inc.
Owner Short Name: SGI
Owner URL:
Ownership Type: Corporation
Scientific Technical Committees: Yes : scientists are part of the advisory board .
User Committees:
Access to Content: Anyone may access full items free of charge
Access to Metadata:
Account Creation: Free, Only needed for submission
Backups: Yes : Cloud Storage
Functional Description: No
Interoperability: No
Metadata Formats:
Metadata Languages:
Metadata Properties: Title, Identifier, Publication/deposition date, Author name(s), Abstract
Method for Reuse of Metadata:
Open Source: No
Permission for Re-use of Metadata:
Persistence of Content: Yes : Long-term archiving provided by mirror site and cloud storage of database
Preservation Policy: Yes : Mirror Site (
Function Service Details
Bibliographic References Management Local function Yes : Mendeley
Commenting/Annotation Local function Yes : Commenting (including annotation plug-ins)
Metrics Local function Views are visible to everyone
Peer Review Local function Yes, you can ask for peer review on the forum
Academic Applicant Only?: No
Accepted Content Formats: PDF
Accepted Content Languages: Any languages, however English is preferred
Accepted Content Level: Quite wide : All researchers and scholars, both formally trained and self-taught, can submit to viXra. Many authors who submit to viXra are independent researchers who have no current affiliations to a research institution. They may or may not have relevant formal trainings. Some of our submissions also come from academics who find that their work is too controversial for the mainstream repositories, or who just want an extra copy of their work online.
Accepted Supplementary Content:
Associated Editor: No
Associated Journal: No
Author PID: None
Availability of Associated Content: Figshare is highly recommended for sharing of research data and files of all types
Journal Submission: Unrestricted
Licensing: Authors can use any license
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Content: Email administrator
Mechanisms to Report Concerns About Plagiarism: Email administrator
Moderation: Beforehand : Text overlap detection, Misconduct or integrity checks, Legal compliance, Ethical compliance
Peer Review Status Indication: Yes
Persistent Identifier: viXra ID
Remaining Indrawn Item: No web presence retained
Text Embargo: No, only if the publisher imposes an embargo period
Time from Submission to Posting: Up to 48h
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: Content may be removed by author (or operator/owner)
Withdrawal Policy: Yes. Contravention of copyright, plagiarism, false or inaccurate content, ethical and legal issues