Documentation for MarXiv, the free repository for ocean and marine-climate science

MarXiv (rhymes with "archive") celebrated its first birthday in early November 2018.

According to a report from the OECD, the citation impact driven by publishing your research Open Access is caused by papers that are Green Open Access — where the author "self-archives" their work in a central repository, commonly an institutional archive or a public, discipline-specific repository like MarXiv. The effect is largely not caused by papers that are Gold Open Access, where the paper is available for free directly from the publisher. Why might this be the case? Let's start by getting our terminology straight, first.
Alessandro Saretta wrote an article detailing how services like MarXiv can be used to comply with the EU's Horizon 2020 open access mandate.
Are you ready to submit your work to MarXiv? Great! Here's some guidelines to help get you started.

To date, MarXiv has saved ocean conservationists $342,466.69 in research download fees. That's more money going toward ocean conservation rather than for-profit publishers.

If you want your research to be used for ocean conservation, those doing the conservation work must be able to read more than just the abstract of your research for free.

Unsure of preprint and postprint archiving policies for academic journals? We've compiled a policy list to help you determine if you can share your work in MarXiv.
Publish your work behind a paywall? Put up a preprint, or just bury it in the ground. We're not joking. Free access to research really, really matters in ocean conservation. This is why: