BioRxiv preprint server for biology

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BioRxiv preprint server for biology

Description

bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive") is a free online archive and distribution service for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. It was launched in 2013 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press in New York, and is operated by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a not-for-profit research and educational institution. By posting preprints on bioRxiv, authors are able to make their findings immediately available to the scientific community and receive feedback on draft manuscripts before they are submitted to journals. bioRxiv is intended for rapid sharing of new research. Some review articles contain new data/analyses and may therefore be deemed appropriate. Reviews that solely summarize existing knowledge are not appropriate and neither are term papers, book excerpts, and undergraduate dissertations.

Abbreviation: bioRxiv

Reference: bioRxiv, BioRxiv

Selected quotes, 2019-03-24

  • Articles are not peer-reviewed, edited, or typeset before being posted online. However, all articles undergo a basic screening process for offensive and/or non-scientific content and for material that might pose a health or biosecurity risk and are checked for plagiarism. .. Authors are free to submit a revised version of an article at any time prior to its formal acceptance by a journal by clicking "Submit a Revision" within the Author Area. Once posted on bioRxiv, articles are citable and therefore cannot be removed.
Scope
bioRxiv accepts preprints of articles covering all aspects of research in the life sciences. Articles in the physical sciences, mathematics, or social sciences should only be posted on bioRxiv if they have direct relevance to the life sciences. Articles in these areas that are not relevant to life sciences should instead be posted on servers such as arXiv, which bioRxiv is intended to complement.
When posting an article, the author assigns it to one of the following categories:
  • Animal Behavior and Cognition
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biophysics
  • Cancer Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Developmental Biology
  • Ecology
  • Epidemiology
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Genetics
  • Genomics
  • Immunology
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience
  • Paleontology
  • Pathology
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Physiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Scientific Communication and Education
  • Synthetic Biology
  • Systems Biology
  • Zoology
Articel categories
Articles in bioRxiv are categorized as New Results, Confirmatory Results, or Contradictory Results. New Results describe an advance in a field. Confirmatory Results largely replicate and confirm previously published work, whereas Contradictory Results largely replicate experimental approaches used in previously published work but the results contradict and/or do not support it.
Commenting
Readers may add public comments to articles on bioRxiv. Comments are moderated to ensure they conform to the standards of normal professional discourse. Readers are also free to contact authors directly.


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