Two very interesting developments today in the land of preprints for all biologists. First, anyone can now publish unlimited free preprints at PeerJ. At the same time, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory’s new bioRxiv has finally gone live. It seeks to mimic the ever popular arXiv, but for biology. Definitely turning a corner here in terms of making preprints for EEB (and biology in general) ubiquitous and easy!
It appears that the folks from Coldspring Harbor are planning on starting an arXiv for biology. They now have the URL http://biorxiv.org/ up and running as a signup. Curious to see where this will go!
This just came out as beta. It’s fully open-source CMS for publishing.
It connects to Disqus for discussion threads and does about 80% of what we were talking about in the room.
I’m asking them about connecting up DOIs.
Anyhow…Something to consider for the future.