COS provides branded preprint services to communities interested in building a preprint service for a specific discipline, research topic, geography or other commonality. The branded preprint services are built on the OSF Preprints infrastructure, a shared toolset for file upload, sharing, persistence, and discovery.
OSF Preprints and branded preprint services are integrated with SHARE for search and discovery. SHARE allows users to search across all preprint platforms, including those hosted by other groups such as arxiv, bioarxiv, and PeerJ. You can focus your efforts on generating research, not on research infrastructure.
The service can be configured to match each organization's brand, editorial focus, licensing requirements, and taxonomy. Once configured, a new service can be up and indexing new preprints in a matter of days. We have already launched three major new branded services--PsyArXiv, SocArXiv and engrXiv. These partnerships provide free, open access, open source archives for psychology, social, and engineering science research and are in response to the growing need for faster, open sharing of research on open platforms.