May 25, 2022

Center for Open Science Launches a Preprint Service For Library and Information Science Research

Say hello to LISSA and five more new preprint services.

From the Center for Open Science:

2017-08-31_10-15-29This week, six communities launched preprint services to accelerate dissemination of research.

INA-Rxiv, the preprint server of Indonesia; LISSA, an open scholarly platform for library and information science;  MindRxiv, a service for research on mind and contemplative practices; NutriXiv, a preprint service for the nutritional sciences; paleorXiv, a digital archive for Paleontology; and SportRxiv, an open archive for sport and exercise-related research.


These new services join AgriXiv (agriculture), BITSS (research methodology), engrXiv (Engineering), LawArXiv  (law), PsyArXiv(psychology), SocArXiv (social sciences), Thesis Commons (theses and dissertations), and OSF Preprints (any discipline) in using the free, open-source Open Science Framework (OSF).  A shared infrastructure for operating preprint services fosters economy of scale and a community approach to creating and managing infrastructure.  Launched just a year ago, there are now 14 preprint services and already more than 3,600 hosted preprints.  The OSF is maintained by the Center for Open Science (COS), a non-profit technology and culture change organization with a mission to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research.


In addition to hosting preprint services, OSF uses SHARE to aggregate and index over two million search results from preprint providers hosted on other platforms such as arXivbioRXiv, and PeerJ.

About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.