ViXra

viXra
Type of site
Science
Available in English
Owner Philip Gibbs
Website viXra.org
Commercial No
Launched 2009
Current status Online

viXra is an electronic e-print archive set up by independent physicist Philip Gibbs as an alternative to the dominant arXiv service operated by Cornell University.

Description

Although dominated by physics and mathematics submissions, viXra aims to cover topics across the whole scientific community. It accepts submissions without requiring authors to have an academic affiliation and without any threshold for quality.[1] The e-prints on viXra are grouped into seven broad categories: physics, mathematics, computational science, biology, chemistry, humanities, and other areas.[2] Anyone may post anything on viXra, though house rules do prohibit "vulgar, libellous, plagiaristic or dangerously misleading" content.[3] As a result, the site has a reputation among physicists for hosting "material of no interest".[4] Physicist Gerard 't Hooft writes, "When a paper is published in viXra, it is usually a sign that it is not likely to contain acceptable results. It may, but the odds against that are considerable".[5]

Gibbs' original motivation for starting the archive was to cater for researchers who believed that their preprints had been unfairly rejected or reclassified by the arXiv moderators.[6] As of 2013 it had over 4000 preprints[7] and in January, 2018 the number had grown to 21,883.[8]

References

  1. ^ "What's arXiv spelled backwards? A new place to publish". Nature News Blog. 16 July 2009.
  2. ^ "ViXra.org open e-print archive". viXra.org. Retrieved 2011. 
  3. ^ Becker, Kate (2016-10-27). "What Counts as Science?". Nautilus. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ Reyes-Galindo, Luis (2016-04-29). "Automating the Horae: Boundary-work in the age of computers" (PDF). Social Studies of Science. 46 (4): 586-606. arXiv:1603.03824Freely accessible. doi:10.1177/0306312716642317. PMID 28948871. 
  5. ^ 't Hooft, Gerard (2017-11-15). "The importance of recognising fringe science" (PDF). Institute for Theoretical Physics, Utrecht University. Retrieved . 
  6. ^ "Fledgling site challenges arXiv server". Physics World. 15 July 2009. Archived from the original on 6 November 2011. Retrieved 2015. 
  7. ^ Gibbs, Philip E. (2013), "A Good Year for viXra", Prespacetime Journal, 4 (1): 87-90 .
  8. ^ Official site (front page)

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