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How To Submit: Importing and Linking

Videos and written instructions for how to submit items for publication on CrimRxiv

Published onJul 07, 2020
How To Submit: Importing and Linking

There are two ways to share your papers on CrimRxiv: import or link. For both, the last step is “Request Publication.” After that, please give us two business days to process your paper. Feel free to email us for an update.

Imported Way

The “imported way” refers to bringing your paper into the PubPub text editor. You can import files in .docx, .epub, .html, .md, .odt, .txt, .xml, or .tex (not, currently, .pdf because of its proprietary format). In turn, your text and media are displayed as HTML on the Pub, making it more findable by search engines and easily downloadable in any of the above file types (including .pdf). It also looks better than a Word or PDF file. You can do the imported way by following the steps in this video (or, if you prefer text, in this note1):

You may want to reformat headers, delete extra spaces (e.g., at start of paragraphs), or indent quotes (use the quote symbol in the toolbar). If tables or figures upload poorly, just embed them.2 You also can embed the entire paper or other materials, like data and code. Finally, we highly recommend consulting How to Use “Style” in Microsoft Word for Optimal Import of Papers Into Pubs.3

Linked Way

The “linked way” refers to using PubPub’s Connections feature to link with an open access (OA) paper that was first published elsewhere. The unique benefit of linking is that it facilitates browsing papers across sites. The link may be to a paper that is green, gold, or diamond OA, not bronze or paywalled.

We will periodically link papers to CrimRxiv that were originally deposited in another place. In the future, we will do so for:

If you deposit elsewhere (e.g., your personal website or institutional repository), you can do the linked way by following the steps in this video (or, if you prefer text, in this note4):

Depending on how the other site is set up and which URL you use, information may not import. It is easy to manually fill the void. This video illustrates the problem and solution:


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