FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | February 25, 2021

Chemistry preprint server ChemRxiv™ to be hosted on Cambridge University Press’ Open Engage platform

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2021 — ChemRxiv, the premier preprint server for the chemical sciences, announces that, beginning in the second quarter of 2021, the server will be hosted through the Cambridge Open Engage platform. Authors posting to ChemRxiv will benefit from an improved experience and will still be able to submit their preprints directly from ChemRxiv to all partner journals published by the American Chemical Society (ACS), Chinese Chemical Society, Chemical Society of Japan, German Chemical Society (GDCh) and Royal Society of Chemistry.

“ChemRxiv is an integral component of the partner societies’ commitment to the open science movement, and this change will provide our authors with a better experience,” says Sarah Tegen, Ph.D., senior vice president, ACS Publications Division. “We are dedicated to continually enhancing ChemRxiv to strengthen its value to the chemistry community.”

“We are delighted to be working with ChemRxiv. This new partnership will not only help ChemRxiv to accelerate the movement toward open research but will provide crucial services through Cambridge Open Engage to meet the needs of the global chemistry community,” says Brigitte Shull, director of scholarly communications research and development at Cambridge University Press. “We launched Cambridge Open Engage because we want to support researcher collaboration and aid discovery of early and non-traditional research.”

Under the new host, ChemRxiv authors will have an author dashboard where they can view the status of their content uploads, easily upload new versions of their preprints and respond to user comments. Because Cambridge Open Engage works directly with an online panel of over 200 volunteer academics to validate new features, prioritize its roadmap and generate ideas, authors and readers will benefit from a system built to fit their needs.

“In the years since it began, ChemRxiv has become an essential tool for chemists around the world and plays an important role in advancing open science,” says Zhigang Shuai, Ph.D., vice president of the Chinese Chemical Society and 2021 chair of the ChemRxiv governing board. “I’m proud of this latest advancement that will allow ChemRxiv to continue to best serve the scientific community.”

In 2017, ACS and its partners launched ChemRxiv with the goal to become the premier preprint server for all of the chemical sciences. Since its inception, ChemRxiv has received over 6,300 preprints that have been viewed and downloaded more than 16 million times. ChemRxiv is one of the many tools and services that show the commitment of all the partnering societies to the advancement of the open science movement. To learn more about ChemRxiv, visit

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