FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 24th February 2022
Preprints Repository Server for India is Relaunched using Open Preprints Systems
Bengaluru, Karnataka: During the Foundation Day celebrations of the Society for Promotion of Horticulture (SPH), IndiaRxiv (India Archive), 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.
- One-stop portal for Indian researchers’ early works.
- Preprint server 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.
About Society for Promotion of Horticulture: The Society for Promotion of Horticulture (SPH) is hosted at the ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research (ICAR-IIHR), Bengaluru. The society is publishing Journal of Horticultural Sciences since June 2006 whose articles are all open access and licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International license. The journal does not charge for publication of articles and recently received the DOAJ Seal for demonstrating best practices in open access publishing. It is now ranked within the top ten percent of journals included in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). Visit https://sph.iihr.res.in/ for more information.
About Open Access India: The Open Access India community of practice was initiated as a Facebook group on 8th July 2011. Community members work on the Advocacy and Development of community e-infrastructure, capacity building, and framework for policies related to Open Access, Open Data, and Open Education. Find out more at https://openaccessindia.org/.
ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research | Open Access India
firstname.lastname@example.org | email@example.com