is an online paper server for the social sciences founded by sociologist Philip N. Cohen
in partnership with the non-profit Center for Open Science
It is an Open archive
based on the ArXiv preprint
server model used by physicists.
The site describes itself as an "open archive of the social sciences, [which] provides a free, non-profit, open access platform for social scientists to upload working papers, preprints, and published papers, with the option to link data and code."
It also hosts papers in the areas of arts and humanities, education, and law.
The database was launched in 2016, shortly after the purchase of the Social Science Research Network
, to meet "a need for a new general, open-access, open-source, paper server for the social sciences, one that encourages linking and sharing data and code, that serves its research to an open metadata system, and that provides the foundation for a post-publication review system."
It was built of the Open Science Framework
platform, initially as a program of the University of Maryland
In addition to providing a forum for pre-publication papers as a matter of improving transparency and efficiency, Cohen has called for a central repository for peer-reviews of papers even when the reviews lead to the paper being declined for publication.
As of November 2020, SocArXiv hosted more than 6,500 papers.
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