- Post their searches, ensuring credit for all those involved
- Obtain a digital object identifier (DOI) for their search, enabling it to be cited
- Share their searches in a consistent format, allowing others to re-use
- Comment on searches, allowing them to be improved
- Link searches to published articles as relevant
- Find it easier to follow best practice for structuring their search strategy
- Easily find relevant searches in their subject area by searching across search strings as well as metadata describing those search strings
The site is hosted and managed by CABI (cabi.org), an international, inter-governmental, not-for-profit organization that improves people’s lives worldwide by providing information and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment.
searchRxiv is the result of various surveys, workshops and interviews which CABI has been involved with over many months, in combination with CABI’s expertise from providing search tools to the community. We have also worked closely with Neal R Haddaway1,2,3* who along with Melissa Rethlefsen4 led the Working Group on Search Strategy Repository Draft Data Structure; their combined recommendations, “Proposal for a standardised file type for documenting systematic searches” have played a key role in coalescing the initial thinking behind the development of this website
The site will continue to evolve and develop through community driven collaboration with information retrieval and evidence synthesis experts across many disciplines.
1Stockholm Environment Institute, Linnégatan 87D, Stockholm, Sweden
2Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change, Torgauer Strasse 19, Berlin, Germany
3Africa Centre for Evidence, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa
4Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, United States of America
ACCEPTANCE AND POLICIES
searchRxiv is open for the deposit of searches in any discipline.
There is no fee to submit searches to searchRxiv.
Authors retain copyright and choose the option under which to make their search available (CC BY, CC0). By posting on searchRxiv, authors explicitly consent to text mining of their work (e.g., by search engines or researchers).
By submitting to searchRxiv you confirm that your work has been carried out according to the appropriate ethical research practices. You also confirm that your work is your own, and does not include the content of others without their permission, including text and images.
Searches can be cited using their digital object identifier (DOI).
Example: Author AN, Author BT. 2021. My search title. searchRxiv, search doi: 10.31220/searchRxiv.XXX