Policies & Scope

  • Scope: All the scholarly outputs as first or final drafts of working papers, preprints or postprints related to the subjects/disciplines of agriculture and allied sciences can be submitted to AgriXiv preprints repository to have a greater reach and also to maximize its impact.
  • What Preprints can be deposited?
    • Working Papers: Early drafts of papers being prepared for submission to any journal.
    • Preprints: Finals versions of a paper being submitted for publication, excluding the ultimate production version produced by the journal.
    • Postprints: Final version of the publication without any of the journal’s formatting and images.
  • Advisory: Authors before submitting may look up “List of academic journals by preprint policy” on Wikipedia and also “Publisher copyright policies & self-archiving” on SHERPA/RoMEO to learn about the policies adopted by the journals with respect to preprints. Also please refer to Preprint FAQ by ASAPbio.
  • Publishing platforms supporting AgriXiv:-
    • F1000Research: “Articles previously posted on a preprint server, such as ArXiv, bioRxiv, AgriXiv or PeerJ PrePrints can be submitted for publication in F1000Research.”
  • Copyrights: The authors of the preprints submitted to AgriXiv owns the copyright on their own work and if they use others works in the manuscripts, they should check license to use or secure license before they submit to AgriXiv. However the works are licensed under CC0 or CC-BY and are shared immediately and publicly.
  • Open Access policy: All the published preprints on AgriXiv are made available under Creative Commons license (CC0 or CC BY) as per the Author’s choice. However, CC0 is highly encouraged.
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