See for another comprehensive list of preprint servers; all data in this sheet is CC0/public domain,
ServersHomepageDisciplinesStart date/
oldest content
Long-term storageUnique identifierLicense(s) usedFormats for submissionFormats publishedOwned/operated by/platformGovernanceBusiness modelDescription from ownerNotes
Advance and Social Sciences2018doiCC-BY, CC-BY-ND, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-NC-NDAnyAnySAGE"Advance: a SAGE preprints community allows researchers within the fields of humanities and social sciences to post their work online and free of charge. Advance welcomes a variety of preprint* types, including, but not limited to, original research, literature reviews, commentaries, and case studies. Once accepted, each preprint will be freely available online to the research community and peers and will benefit from our monitored commenting feature.

Advance facilitates broad dissemination of ideas earlier in the research process and extends SAGE's mission of disseminating research on a global scale, in turn further supporting open science. "
AfricArxivhttps://info.africarxiv.orgAll25/06/18doiLGPL3, LGPL2.1, BSD3, BSD2, CC BY4, Artistic License 2, CC0, Apache 2, Mozilla public 2, AFL3, Eclipse public 1, MIT, GNU3, GNU2AnyAnyPartners with Zenodo, OSF, ScienceOpen, Pubpubmanagement & executive team & advisory boardnon-profit, decentralized, mixed funding
AgriXiv, CC BYAnyAnyCABI (formery Open Science Framework)Advisory board and working group
Arabixiv, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering Committee
arXivhttps://arxiv.orgPhysics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics14/8/1991arxiv IDVarious, see, Postscript, DVI, texCornell University LibraryCUL holds the overall responsibility for arXiv’s operation and development, with strategic
and operational guidance from its Member Advisory Board (MAB) and its Scientific
Advisory Board (SAB)
Funded by Cornell University Library, the Simons Foundation and by the member institutions.
APSA Preprints Science29 August 2019DOIAll rights reserved, CC BY NC ND, CC BY NC SA, CC BY, CC0PDF, PowerpointPDFThe American Political Science Association and Cambridge University PressAnnounced 6 March
Authorea editorHTMLWiley/AtyponAuthors pay for document hosting, free options availableAuthorea is an online collaborative document editor built for researchers that also acts as a preprint server. The editor supports multiple markup languages (including LaTeX) and has built-in functionality for citing, hosting data, and issuing digital object identifiers (DOIs). It is the only preprint server that displays scientific articles in full HTML5 rendering for maximum discoverability.
BodoArXiv studies21 March 2019DOINo license, CC0, CC-BYAnyAnyInitiative of ScholarlyHub; hosted on Open Science FrameworkSteering group
BioHackrXivhttps://biohackrxiv.orgLife sciences, healthcare7 April 2020DOICC0, CC-BY, CC-BY-NC-NDAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering group
bioRxivhttp://biorxiv.orgBiology‘November 2013doiCC-BY, CC-BY-NC, CC-BY-ND, CC-BY-NC-ND, CC0, no reusePDF, WordPDFCold Spring Harbor LaboratoryAdvisory boardRun by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (additional funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation)
Cambridge open engagehttps://www.cambridge.orgAny29 August 2019 (?)DOIAll rights reserved, CC BY NC ND, CC BY NC SA, CC BY, CC0PDF and Poweroint (+ other formats for supp data)Cambridge University PressHosts other preprint servers (e.g., APSA Preprints)
CERN document server physicsCERN serversCommon text formats (PDF preferred), JPG preferred for imagesAs submittedCERNFunded by CERNOnly available to those with a CERN login
Chemistry15/8/17CC BY-NC-ND, CC BY-NC, CC BYPDFPDFAmerican Chemical Society (ACS)Supported by ACS as well as The Royal Society of Chemistry and German Chemical Society; accepts sponsorship from organisations
ChinaXiv 2016ChinaXiv IDNot specified on all articlesPDFChinese Academy of SciencesFully funded by CAS
CORE repository University Library long-termdoiCreative Commons, All Rights ReservedMost common file types, see FAQ; PDF preferred for text.Modern Languages Associate (MLA) and the Center for Digital Research and Scholarship at Columbia University
Cryptology ePrint Archivehttp://eprint.iacr.orgCryptology1996URLCC BY, no license indicatedPDFInternational Association for Cryptologic ResearchReplaced the Theory of Cryptology Library in 2000; appears to allow postprints
EasyChair preprints
EarthArXiv Sciences, Environmental Sciences and Ecology25/10/2017doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseCalifornia Digital Library from Oct 2020 (formerly Open Science Framework)Steering committee
EcoEvoRxivhttps://ecoevorxiv.orgecology, evolution and conservation14/1/2019doiCC-BY-SAAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering committeeSee for info about launch.
ECONSTOR and Business identifier, Leibniz Information Centre for EconomicsDocuments indexed include working papers, articles books, theses, and more.
ECSarXivhttps://ecsarxiv.orgElectrochemistry and solid state science15/5/2018doiAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering committee
EdArXivhttps://edarxiv.orgEducation11 June 2019DOIMIT, CC0, AFL, CC-BY-SA, No license, LGPL, GNU, BSD 3, Mozilla Public, BSD 2, CC BY-NC-ND, Eclipse Public, Apache, Artistic, CC-BYAnyAnySteering committee
E-lis and information science2002Record numbersCopyright retained by authors, license not specified on all papers; CC0AnyAny"Federico II" University of Naples (Italy)Hosted by "Federico II" University of Naples (Italy)Changed hosts in May 2017
Electronic Colloquium on Computational Complexity Science1994Year/article numberNot specific on all papersLaTeXPDFWeizmann Institute of ScienceScientific board
Elpub preprintshttps://preprints.ruAllAutumn 2019doiCC BY (on about page, not article pages)PDFNational Electronic Information Consortium (NEICON) ?UnclearContent mainly in Russian, some in also in English
engrxiv, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science Frameworksteering committee of engineers and librarians
ESSOAr and related fields, including space sciences, biology, water resources, and education2018doiCC BY-NC-ND, BY-NCPDFPDFAmerican Geophysical Union (AGU) and Atypon Editorial BoardUses Atypon as the submission system
FocUS Archive
Ultrasound2/7/2018doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering committee
Frenxivhttps://frenxiv.orgAll18/1/18doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering committeeFrench papers. Check in August 2020 shows a large number of papers not written in French
INA-Rxiv, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkGood Science IndonesiaIncludes Indonesian language papers
See also RINarxiv
IndiArxivhttps://indiarxiv.orgAllAugust 2019doiCC BY, CC BY-NC-NDAnyAnyhttp://openaccessindia.orgSteering committee/advisory board
JMIR Preprints linked to JMIR journals and author who don't want their articles forwarding to a journal need to say so in a cover letter.
LawArxiv 2017CC0, CC BY, no licenseOpen Science FrameworkSearch in August 2020 showed a large number of out-of-scope papers, suggesting a low level of triage at present. January 2020: no longer accepting manuscripts.
LIS Scholarship Archive and information science12/7/17doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering committee, see in August 2020 showed a large number of out-of-scope papers, suggesting a low level of triage at present.
LingBuzzhttp://ling.auf.netLinguistics2002lingbuzz identifierNot defined, authors retain copyrightPDFPDFHosted by the University of TromsoRun by Michal StarkeFully funded by Uni of TromsoAlso includes published papers.
Mathematical Physics Preprint Archive (mp_arc) physics and related areas1991-presentitem numberNo restrictions. Listed format examples: AMS-TeX, Postscript, or LaTeX 2e with 2 PS FiguresPostscript or PDFDepartment of Mathematics at University of Texas at Austin
CC BY, CC BY-NC, CC BY-ND, CC BY-NC-ND, CC0, or no reuse
MS Word or PDFPDFCold Spring Harbor Laboratory (owner), Yale University and BMJUnclear from website
MediArxivhttps://mediarxiv.orgFilm, media and communication studies13/02/19DOINo license, CC BY, CC0, CC BY-SA, CC BY-NC-NDAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering Committee
MetaArXiv Sciences03/07/17doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkAdvisory boardAs of 2019, the name of this repository was changed from BITSS to MetaArXiv. See: In August 2020 some out-of-scope preprints are appearing.
MindRxivhttps://mindrxiv.orgmind and contemplative practices9/7/17doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkAdvisory board
MitoFit Preprint Archives
mitochondrial physiology and bioenergeticsFebruary 2019doiNone give on abstract pages"text file" with accompanying submission formPDFOroboros InstrumentsAdvisory board
Munich Personal RePEc Archive
EconomicsApril 1993repec handleAnyPDFPDFRePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 90 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences. The heart of the project is a decentralized bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, books chapters and software components, all maintained by volunteers. The collected data are then used in various services that serve the collected metadata to users or enhance it.
NBER Working papers; NBER Working Paper NumberWord Perfect, Word Files, or PDFPDFThe National Bureau of Economic ResearchPapers are eligible for NBER distribution if one or more authors are NBER Faculty Research Fellows or Research Associates. If the paper was prepared for an NBER-sponsored research meeting which will be published as an NBER conference volume, it may be distributed even if no authors are affiliates. NBER papers are generally limited to 85 pages; for longer papers, please consider separating some content into an on-line-only appendix.
NutriXiv sciences24/8/17doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science Framework
Open Anthropology Research Repositoryhttps://www.openanthroresearch.orgAnthropology08/08/19doiNon-exclusive', CC BY, CC BY-NC, CC BY-NC-NDPDF/Word/LaTeXPDFAmerican Anthropological AssociationAdvisory group
Optimization Online optimizationAugust 2000none?See "other users of Optimization Online are granted permission to download the paper for personal use. Authors are responsible for removing a paper from the site once copyright for the paper has been transferred to a publisher"Postscript/PDFPDFMathematical Optimization SocietyBoard of CoordinatorsHosted on the servers at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
OSF preprints, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkAdvisory groupSupported by the Center for Open ScienceOSF Preprints is part of the Center for Open Science’s ongoing commitment to open and transparent research practices. The new preprints service is built on our flagship platform, the Open Science Framework, which helps researchers design and manage their project workflow, data storage, DOI management, and collaboration. We developed OSF Preprints to facilitate and accelerate new models of scholarly communication, improve accessibility of scholarship, facilitate timely feedback on scholarship, improve scholarly communication, and provide a single search interface to access a number of preprint providers.
PaleorXiv, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering Committee, see
PhilArchivehttps://philarchive.orgPhilosophy2009PhilPapers/Archive IDNot shown on abstract pagesPDFPhilArchive is developed and operated by the Centre for Digital Philosophy at Western University.Editorial boardFormerly known as PhilPapers Archive; includes postprints as well as preprints
Philsci Archivehttp://philsci-archive.pitt.eduPhilosophy of ScienceContent: 1983 Archive start date: 2001assigned item numbersAuthor's choice. "Even though the copyright for your work may not be registered, you are encouraged to assert your copyright on the title page of your work."PDFPartnership between the University of Pittsburgh Library System, Department of Hisotry and Philosophy of Science and Center for Philosphy of Science. Uses EPrints 3 software. Indexed in PhilPapers.Archive Manager and Archive BoardIts goal is to preserve and foster the rapid exchange of new work in philosophy of science. We aim to provide a stable, openly accessible repository in which scholarly articles and monographs may find a permanent home... While tailored specifically to philosophers of science, PhilSci-Archive follows the same principles of openness and critical exchange that underlie pre-print archives in physics (arXiv) and biology (biorXiv)...The range of admissible topics and the style of analysis is set by the topics and styles of material publishable in the Philosophy of Science Association journal, Philosophy of ScienceSource beyond the preprint homepage: Davis, M. E. (2001). "Pitt develops e-print server." College & Research Libraries News 62(6): 582.

Preprints.orghttp://www.preprints.orgAll5 Mar 2016PorticodoiCC BYWord, LaTeXPDFMDPIAdvisory boardFunded by MDPIPreprints is an interdisciplinary preprint server run on a not-for-profit basis the open access publisher MDPI. Submitted preprints are put online within 24 hours after a screening process and all preprints receive a doi and can be commented on.
PsyArXiv, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering Committee
ResearchGatehttps://www.researchgate.netAll2008AnyAnyAnyResearchgateOwned by Researchgate GmbH
Research Squarehttps://www.researchsquare.comall scientific areas, including physical, biomedical and social sciencesOctober 2018PorticoCC BYdoc, docx, RTF, Tex/LaTeXPDFResearch square groupResearch square is a sister company of American Journal Editors
RINarxiv 2020PDFIndonesian Open Science Team, hosted by PKPPosts preprints in Indonesian
Led on from INAarxiv
SciELO Preprints BYPDFPDFScieloAccepts Spanish, English, and Portuguese submissions
SocArxiv Sciences, Arts and Humanities, Law, and Education13/07/16doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkSteering CommitteeSocArXiv is an open archive of the social sciences. It provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code. SocArXiv is dedicated to opening up social science, to reach more people more effectively, to improve research, and build the future of scholarly communication.
SportRxiv science21/8/17doiCC0, CC BY, no licenseAnyAnyOpen Science FrameworkAdvisory board
SSOAR Sciences; specifically mentioned: sociology, political science, social policy, social psychology, population research, historical social research, employment research, and communication sciencesUniform Resource Name"When you publish your work via SSOAR, you grant GESIS, as the operator of the repository, a non-exclusive right of use in the work in accordance with copyright law, thereby allowing us to store the full text, make it available for online use (to view, download, and print), and convert it into other data formats for the purpose of long-term archiving. Moreover, via the terms of use agreement or the cooperation agreement (links to the respective documents can be found under the menu item “Information/Downloadable Information”) GESIS is granted the right to use the full text for the purpose of information science research and text- and data mining activities. We do this in order to continuously optimise our services and, for example, to link full texts with the underlying research data sets that are cited in the text itself and are available in open access. Please check, if necessary with the help of our Guidelines, whether your are entitled to grant GESIS a non-exclusive right of use in the work. In the case of a work by multiple authors, please also check whether all the authors consent to your making the work available in open access in SSOAR."PDFGESIS SSOAR is maintained by GESIS. Includes 70 working paper series Source: Other document types include journal articles, monographs, and theses/dissertations. Source: ttps:// Accepts German and English submissions
SSRN Sciences1994abstract numberNot definedPDFPDFElsevierSections directed by an active researcherAllows users to sell papers; subscriptions to SSRN-based journalsSSRN is an open-access online pre-print community providing valuable services to leading academic schools and government institutions. Specializing primarily in social sciences, including economics, law, corporate governance, and humanities, SSRN is branching out in to other science disciplines providing opportunities for scholars to post their early research, collaborate on theories and discoveries, and get credit for their ideas before peer reviewed publication.SSRN platform includes disciplinary research networks including ARN (accounting), Anthropology and Archeology
(AARN), Biology (BioRN), Chemistry (ChemRN), Classics (CRN), Computer
Science (CompSciRN), Cognitive Science (CSN), Corporate Governance
(CGN), Economics (ERN), Education (EduRN), Engineering (EngRN),
Entrepreneaurship (ERPN), Finance (FEN), Health Economics (HEN), Hebrew
(HRN), Information Systems & eBusiness (ISN), Innovation (IRPN), Law
(LSN), Leadership (LRN), Literature (LIT), Management (MRN), Marketing
(MKT), Medical (MedRN), Music and Composition (MRCN), Negotiation (NEG),
Philosophy (PRN), Political Science (PSN), Rhetoric & Communication
(RCRN), Social Insurance (SIRN), Sustainability (SRPN), and Women's &
Gender Studies (WGSRN). See; More information:
Communication, Networking and Broadcast Technologies
Components, Circuits, Devices and Systems
Computing and Processing
Engineered Materials, Dielectrics and Plasmas
Engineering Profession
Fields, Waves and Electromagnetics
General Topics for Engineers
Nuclear Engineering
Photonics and Electrooptics
Power, Energy and Industry Applications
Robotics and Control Systems
Signal Processing and Analysis
????IEEEAdvisory BoardTechRxiv (pronounced "tech archive") is an open, moderated preprint server for unpublished research in electrical engineering, computer science, and related technology. By using TechRxiv, authors can quickly disseminate their work to a wide audience and gain community feedback on a draft version of their research. A preprint is a draft version of an article; final versions of published articles should not be submitted to TechRxiv.
Therapoid clear??PDFOpen TherapeuticsUnsure if it's open for submissions, seems to be a pilot website
ViXrahttp://vixra.orgAll25/02/07vixra IDNot clearStarted as a spin-off of arxiv
WikiJournal Preprints
All08/10/17URLCC licensestext (via wikimedia)PDF and HTMLWikiJournal User GroupAdvisory board
Hosted by WikiMedia Foundation nonprofit
WikiJournal Preprints is an open-access online multidisciplinary pre-print server that operates on the MediaWiki platform. This makes it well suited to collaborative writing with detailed versioning and ability for commenting. Articles can be submitted to any journal, but the server is particularly well set up for submission to WikiJournals and subsequent Wikipedia-integration. It can also import wikipedia articles as startiing points for articles (
Zenodo serversdoiCC licenses, CC0 for metadata, no license indicated?Any (up to 50 GB)AnyOpen Aire/CERNFunded by CERN, OpenAire and the EU