[Coral-List] Call for Applications for MarXiv Ambassadors

Nick Wehner nick at octogroup.org
Mon Nov 27 12:05:49 EST 2017

Hi everyone,

MarXiv, the free research repository for the ocean and climate sciences, is now accepting applications for Ambassadors to help train researchers on how to legally make academic literature freely-available for everyone to access. To help cover time spent advocating on MarXiv’s behalf, we are awarding US $1,000 each to 10 MarXiv Ambassadors who will serve a one-year tenure beginning January 1st, 2018.

The MarXiv Ambassadors will serve as preprint-sharing experts for the local institutions, helping their fellow researchers determine which documents can (and cannot) be legally shared in MarXiv.

Applications are due by 17 December 2017. Preference will be given to Ambassadors based at institutions in Chile, China, Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States of America.

For more information, please visit https://www.marxiv.org/apply-marxiv-ambassador <https://www.marxiv.org/apply-marxiv-ambassador>. 

More about MarXiv (rhymes with “archive”)

Ocean managers, policymakers, and NGOs routinely face barriers to scientific knowledge: they simply can't afford costly subscriptions to traditional academic journals. Studies have found that these financial barriers result in less primary science being used in on-the-ground environmental management plans.

MarXiv offers a way to increase access to pay-walled academic literature in a legal manner. An author who retains copyright on their submitted manuscript, known colloquially as a preprint, may upload the manuscript to MarXiv. Anyone may then download and read the preprint free of charge, legally, forever. No more time wasted begging the author for a copy, and no need to "pirate" the research in a not-so-legal manner.

But MarXiv isn't just for preprints. You can deposit your group's technical reports and Open Access publications, as well. Deposit your report in MarXiv to get a unique DOI number, a long-term storage solution, and ensure your work is indexed in Google Scholar.

Documentation for MarXiv is available at https://www.marxiv.org/ <https://www.marxiv.org/> and new papers may be added to the repository at https://osf.io/preprints/marxiv/ <https://osf.io/preprints/marxiv/>. 

Please share this announcement with your networks! Any questions may be directed to Nick Wehner at nick at octogroup.org <mailto:nick at octogroup.org> or via Twitter at @MarXivPapers.

Thank you,

Nick Wehner
Director of Open Initiatives
OCTO | Open Communications for The Ocean
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