Publishing tools

Open access platforms

  • eLife – Open access to the most promising advances in science.
  • F1000 – Leading biomedical experts helping scientists to discover, discuss and publish research.
  • GigaScience – Online open-access open-data journal that publishes 'big-data' studies from the life and biomedical sciences.
  • Limn – Free journal that outlines contemporary problems.
  • PeerJ – Open access pre-print and publishing of life science research with annotation.
  • Cureus – A free and open access the medical journal and a place for physicians to build a digital CV.
  • ScienceOpen – Freely accessible research network to share and evaluate scientific information.
  • The Winnower – Open access online science publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review.

Paper repositories

  • ArXiv – E-prints in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, Quantitative Finance and Statistics.
  • biorXiv – The preprint server for Biology.
  • F1000 – Leading biomedical experts helping scientists to discover, discuss and publish research.
  • Figshare – Manage your research in the cloud and control who you share it with or make it publicly available and citable.
  • Peer Evaluation – Open repository for data, papers, media coupled with an open review and discussion platform.
  • Peerage of Science – Pre-publication peer review and publishing for scientific articles.
  • PeerJ PrePrints – Pre-print repository for the biological and medical Sciences.
  • SlideShare – Community for sharing presentations and other professional content.
  • Zenodo – A home for the long-tail of science, enabling researchers to share and preserve any research outputs.

Support to publication

  • Exec&Share – Openly share the code and data that underlie your research publications.
  • Google Charts – Create live and interactive charts in your browser.
  • Kudos - Explain, enrich and share your publications for greater research impact.
  • RunMyCode – Openly share the code and data that underlie your research publications. (blog post)
  • ORCID – Provides a persistent digital identifier that distinguishes you from every other researcher.

Journal reviews and advisors

  • Cofactor Science Journal Selector – A journal selector from the editing service Cofactor.
  • Edanz's journal advisor – Personal guide that recommends the tools and services you need to get published.
  • Journal Guide – Find the best journal for your research. (blog post)
  • Journal Reviewer – Aggregates information users provide about their experience with academic journals' review processes.
  • Journalysis – A service for academic authors run by academic authors for reviewing experiences with academic journals.
  • RoMEO – Find out publisher copyright and self-archiving policies.
  • SciRev – Share your experience with the scientific review process and learn from others to decide where to submit your manuscripts. (blog post)
  • SJFinder - journal suggestions and ratings