RODreP started “Off-shell archive” Web site

About Off-shell archive

As is generally known, some existing academic journals are apt to take a long time to publish academic papers after undergoing the review process. Such a delay may hinder the prompt and global exchange of academic information among scientists, especially in the fields of advanced and interdisciplinary sciences. In order to remove such a hindrance, pre-print servers have been established to serve as repositories for scholarly material in the fields of physics, mathematics, bioscience, and so on.

Following this precedent, Off-shell archive was launched on 1 September 2017 as a repository for off-shell science. Off-shell science is a newborn, advanced, interdisciplinary, generic science that is concerned with various phenomena in nature. Dressed-photon science is a representative branch of off-shell science.

Off-shell archive publishes original papers and review papers in the field of off-shell science, including dressed-photon science, in order to expand the availability of novel academic information and to promote its prompt exchange among leading active scientists. The advantages of publishing papers in the Off-shell archive are immediacy of publication, open-access, establishing priority, receiving prompt feedback from readers, gaining attention in early stages of research, ensuring evidence of research work, and so on.

Off-shell archive License Information

Off-shell archive is a repository for scholarly material in the field of off-shell science, and perpetual access is necessary to maintain the scholarly record. As such, Off-shell archive keeps a permanent record of every submission and replacement announced. Off-shell archive is administered and managed by Research Origin for Dressed Photon (RODreP), which is a general incorporated association founded in 2017 for promoting off-shell science and dressed-photon science.

Off-shell archive does not ask that copyright be transferred; that is, the authors own the copyright. Authors should take care to upload an article only if they are certain that they will not later wish to publish it in a journal that prohibits prior distribution on an e-print server. Off-shell archive will not remove an announced article to comply with such a journal policy.

Authors are thus free to publish submissions that already appear on Off-shell archive.

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