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Earth Science is Ready for Preprints: The First Year of EarthArXiv

Narock, Tom and Goldstein, Evan B. and Jackson, Christopher A.-L. and Bubeck, Alodie A. and Enright, Allison M. L. and Farquharson, Jamie I. and Fernández, Alfonso and Fernández-Blanco, David and Girardclos, Stéphanie and Ibarra, Daniel E. and Lengger, Sabine K. and Mackay, Anson and Venema, Victor and Whitehead, Brandon and Ampuero, Jean-Paul (2018) Earth Science is Ready for Preprints: The First Year of EarthArXiv. . (Unpublished)

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Preprints — scholarly papers that precede publication in a peer-reviewed journal — speed the delivery and accessibility of academic work and lead to faster reuse by the scientific community, as evidenced by rapid citations and social media discussions. In the past year, EarthArXiv has emerged as a community-led initiative devoted to open scholarly communication. EarthArXiv became the first preprint server for the Earth Sciences on October 23rd, 2017, during the 10th International Open Access Week when it began accepting preprints and also postprints — the non-typeset version of a published article — from all subdomains of Earth science and related domains of planetary science. In our first year, EarthArXiv accepted ~500 submissions which had a total of ~60,000 downloads — we are taking these milestones as an opportunity to discuss the growth and next steps for EarthArXiv, as well as encourage others to join us in this movement toward openness.

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Goldstein, Evan B.0000-0001-9358-1016
Jackson, Christopher A.-L.0000-0002-8592-9032
Bubeck, Alodie A.0000-0002-6506-6831
Enright, Allison M. L.0000-0001-6325-4233
Farquharson, Jamie I.0000-0003-4933-2607
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Girardclos, Stéphanie0000-0001-5885-3733
Ibarra, Daniel E.0000-0002-9980-4599
Lengger, Sabine K.0000-0003-4047-8773
Ampuero, Jean-Paul0000-0002-4827-7987
Additional Information:CC-By Attribution 4.0 International. We thank the EarthArXiv community – all those who have submitted manuscripts and the Center for Open Science who hosts EarthArXiv. We are also grateful to the EarthArXiv Advisory Council and our international group of Community Ambassadors who advocate for open science and have provided valuable feedback on this article.
Group:Seismological Laboratory
Subject Keywords:Preprint; Postprint; EarthArXiv; Scholarly Communication; Scholarly Publishing; Peer Review
Record Number:CaltechAUTHORS:20190204-140536935
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Official Citation:Narock, T. W., Goldstein, E., Jackson, C. A., Bubeck, A., Enright, A., Farquharson, J. I., … Ampuero, J. (2018, November 13). Earth Science is Ready for Preprints: The First Year of EarthArXiv.
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:04 Feb 2019 22:14
Last Modified:03 Oct 2019 20:46

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