Interactive and discoverable preprints | Authorea
lterrat's bookmarks 2016-11-26
"Authorea is predominantly used as an editor where researchers write their papers, but we're not just an editor. In fact, many researchers choose to write on Authorea because after they are done writing they are also done "preprinting." In short, Authorea is a collaborative text editor and a preprint repository. Like other preprint repositories, we allow immediate and open communication amongst researchers and the public. What sets us apart is how we do this. Each article is in itself a git repository where researchers can directly host data with their manuscripts. We are not limited by discipline or content type and we allow, even encourage, other forms of grey literature (informal documents) to be published with us, such as blogs, how-to's, class notes, abstracts, etc. Moreover, whereas all preprint repositories publish their articles in the portable document format, otherwise known as the PDF (some even host Microsoft Word files!), Authorea has reinvented how articles are written and presented and to utilize all the capabilities of the web. "