Dec 29, 2017 - 2017 has been quite a year


2017 has been a great year here at engrXiv. After a soft launch in mid-2016, the service rolled out in full in December 2016. At time of writing, we have published 136 engineering articles that are free to read and download. Over the last year we have also implemented a number of new features including being indexed by Google Scholar and the issuing of DOIs for all engrXiv submissions. There is more to come in 2018! Coming shortly, be on the lookout for enhancements to article level analytics and metadata options. A little further down the road we are looking to implement a commenting system.

It is becoming increasingly common that publishers are open to the posting of preprints prior to publication and often there are provisions for posting the author version of a manuscript after publication as well. While some publisher’s policies could use greater clarity, we expect to see greater improvement in this area through 2018 as authors push for more control over their scholarship and retention of more of their rights.

Currently only ~17% of published work in engineering is openly accessible. With your help, let’s make 2018 the year that open scholarship in engineering really takes off!

Sep 22, 2017 - engrXiv and OSF for Meetings for your conference proceedings


Far too often we see conferences host their proceedings on the temporary conference website, on Google Drive or Dropbox, or even just on flashdrives distributed to attendees. Of course, none of these options guarantee any form of permanence or wider distribution beyond the conference itself. Here is where engrXiv and OSF for Meetings can help. OSF for Meetings provides a centralized page (see below) for all associated articles that will allow conference participants to easily find the entire conference proceedings in one location. Meanwhile, by simultaneously posting each article from the proceedings to engrXiv, they become more visible to the wider engineering community, are automatically assigned a DOI, get indexed in Google Scholar, and can be easily connected to any later version of the article and continue to accumulate citations.

If you are interested in hosting your conference proceedings on OSF for Meetings and engrXiv, send us an email at

Jul 27, 2017 - One year anniversary of engrXiv


Today we celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the launch of engrXiv. In the last year, you all have posted over 120 eprints to engrXiv. During this time, we have also partnered with Overleaf where you can author and submit (an engrXiv template is also available on Overleaf), gotten eprints on engrXiv indexed by Google Scholar, and begun assigning DOIs for all submitted eprints. We think the next year will be even bigger and we are glad you’re here with us!