During the Foundation Day celebrations of the Society for Promotion of Horticulture (SPH), IndiaRxiv (India Archive), the preprints repository server for India was relaunched on the SPH’s webserver using Public Knowledge Project’s free & open source software, Open Preprints Systems. Previously, the Centre for Open Science was hosting the repository using Open Science Framework. Preprints are versions of articles that have not yet been submitted to a journal for peer review.
“Now, Indian researchers can archive and distribute their first drafts of articles to receive early feedback from peers and improve them before submitting them to journals," says Dr. B. N. S. Murthy, Director, ICAR-IIHR and President, SPH after the re-launch of the repository. “Scientists can share preprints immediately and need not wait too long to publish.”
Features and benefits of IndiaRxiv include.
- A one-stop portal for Indian researchers' early works.
- Preprint servers allow immediate sharing of research results and can provide quick feedback to help in the revision and preparation of a manuscript.
- A community of practice, Open Access India, manages the India Archive preprint repository.
“IndiaRxiv has now a sustainable home,” says, Dr. Sridhar Gutam, Convenor, Open Access India while thanking the host, SPH.