Ocean managers, policymakers, and NGOs routinely face barriers to scientific knowledge: they simply can't afford costly subscriptions to traditional academic journals. Studies have found that these financial barriers result in less primary science being used in on-the-ground environmental management plans.
MarXiv offers a way to increase access to pay-walled academic literature in a legal manner. An author who retains copyright on their submitted manuscript, known colloquially as a preprint, may upload the manuscript to MarXiv. Anyone may then download and read the preprint free of charge, legally, forever. No more time wasted begging the author for a copy, and no need to "pirate" the research in a not-so-legal manner.
But MarXiv isn't just for preprints! You can deposit your group's technical reports and Open Access publications, as well. Deposit your report in MarXiv to get a free DOI, a long-term storage solution, and ensure your work is indexed in Google Scholar.
This site contains documentation and educational materials to help you determine if you have the legal rights (copyright) to share your research in MarXiv. The MarXiv repository itself is hosted by our partners at the Center for Open Science at https://marxiv.org.