viXra

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viXra
Web address viXra.org
Commercial? No
Type of site Science
Available in English
Current status Online

viXra is an electronic e-print archive set up by independent physicist Phil Gibbs as an alternative to the dominant arXiv service operated by Cornell University.

Description[edit]

The viXra covers science and mathematics and caters for the whole scientific community. It accepts submissions without requiring authors to have an academic affiliation and without any threshold for quality.[1] The e-prints on viXra are grouped into seven broad categories: physics, mathematics, computational science, biology, chemistry, humanities, and other areas.[2]

Gibbs' original motivation for starting the archive was to cater for researchers who believed that their preprints had been unfairly rejected or reclassified by the arXiv moderators.[3] As of 2013 it had over 4000 preprints.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "What’s arXiv spelled backwards? A new place to publish". Nature News Blog. 16 July 2009.
  2. ^ "ViXra.org open e-print archive". viXra.org. Retrieved 22 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Fledgling site challenges arXiv server". Physics World. 15 July 2009. 
  4. ^ Gibbs, Philip E. (2013), "A Good Year for viXra", Prespacetime Journal 4 (1): 87–90 .

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