Feb 22, 2017 - Template now available

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For authors looking to submit their preprint to engrXiv, we now have a template available to help you with formatting! This template is not required for submission to engrXiv but for situations where you don’t have any other formatting criteria, we think that this template provides a good place to start.

Some of the features of the template include:

  • ORCID researcher identifiers in the affiliation linked to your ORCID profile.
  • Author-year style in text citations to aid readability.
  • DOIs linked through oaDOI in the bibliography to help readers find an accessible version of your work.

You can make use of the template by forking it on Github or through our partnership with Overleaf where it is available as an Overleaf template.

Screenshot of the engrXiv template.

Feb 3, 2017 - Recommended citation formatting now available

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New updates have been pushed to the engrXiv preprint page. For all preprints on the service, a new section appears showing recommended citation formatting for the preprint. Also, as seen on the OSF Preprints roadmap document, this citation section will later be updated to include the ability to copy/paste the citation in other formats such as Bibtex.

Citation formatting section screenshot

Dec 7, 2016 - engrXiv is here to make engineering knowledge more open and accessible

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engrXiv, the open archive of engineering, has moved on from its temporary home and nestled in more closely within the Open Science Framework. With this migration, submissions to engrXiv are now done via the web interface rather than by email! As we move into this new phase, we are counting on the engineering community to continue to submit your work to help us with our mission of providing free and fast access to the products of engineering scholarship. All works submitted to engrXiv will be indexed by the OSF preprint service which is part of the SHARE network that includes preprints from arXiv, PeerJ, PsyArXiv, and SocArXiv among others. In addition to posting manuscripts, we encourage you to link your preprints to other research outputs such as code, solid models, or anything else. If your research artifacts are housed in an OSF project, this connection can be easily made.

As we continue to develop this service for the betterment of the engineering field, we are looking for your help in broadening the reach of engrXiv. So spread the word and encourage your colleagues to post their work and, if you can, make a contribution to the engrXiv fund, managed by the Stout University Foundation, to help us be more effective advocates for openness in engineering.

Below you can find the Center for Open Science’s press release announcing their preprint rollout.

Center for Open Science press release