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


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]

As of July 17, 2015, vixra currently contains 11,013 preprints.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "What’s arXiv spelled backwards? A new place to publish". Nature News Blog. 16 July 2009.
  2. ^ " open e-print archive". 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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