Quitting For-Profit Preprints

Dear Co-Authors,

I’ve decided to quit academia.edu and researchgate and put all of my pre-prints/manuscripts on PsyArXiv. I deleted any manuscript copies that I had uploaded to academia.edu and RG and removed my accounts from them. I’m writing you because you posted a copy of our collaborative work on researchgate. It is of course your prerogative as to how you share our work, but I thought I might ask you to consider taking that copy of our paper down. I’m trying to streamline access points for our work and also to redirect traffic away from these commercial sites. PsyArXiv is indexed by Google scholar, so the work remains freely accessible in a space backed by a non-profit entity (the Open Science Framework). Another benefit of OSF is that it is backed by a large preservation grant, so that the works on PsyArXiv will be supported in perpetuity even if OSF grows or changes.

I doubt you need this info, but just in case, here’s a bit more about PsyArXiv and its mission:

http://blog.psyarxiv.com/2016/09/19/psyarxiv-faq/

http://blog.psyarxiv.com/2016/12/08/psyarxiv-press-release/

You can read my full blog about this decision here, if you’re so inclined :)

Sincerely,

Katie

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