India recently launched its first preprint server ‘IndiaRxiv’, which aims to be a one-stop shop for domestic research. IndiaRxiv is a preprints repository service for India, managed by Open Access India and hosted by the Society for Promotion of Horticulture, Bengaluru. The repo is a one-stop portal for Indian researchers’ early works. Preprint server allows immediate sharing of research results and can provide quick feedback to help revise and prepare a manuscript. A community of practice, Open Access India, maintains the India Archive preprint repository.
Preprint servers are open access online archives or repositories that contain research papers before their peer review and publication. Their main aim is to accelerate the dissemination process of research findings and enhance their visibility. As the peer review process takes time and there is a subsequent delay in publication, preprint servers are useful tools for researchers to post a full draft of their research papers and get immediate feedback from their colleagues. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular preprint servers in AI research.