This page lists CrimRxiv’s future improvements and their expected order. We use this list for internal purposes, but make it public in case anyone is curious. There are two “drivers”: us and our platform, PubPub. Some future improvements are within our control, as of today. These changes are informational, social, and technological. Others improvements must wait for PubPub to complete tasks on their roadmap. All of these are technological.
Post moderation policy with ethical consideration for CrimRxiv and contributors (e.g., disclosing conflicts of interest)
Post article about pre- and post-publication review, including how that can be done on PubPub (using the “Connections” or “Comments” features).
Post article about linking a given Pub to other Pubs (e.g., preprint to postprint) or other relevant webpages (e.g., postprint to Version of Record).
Provide page for classics in the public domain.
Invite people to join Board of Ambassadors and add those who accept to “/who-we-are” (to be changed to “/about”).
Partner with organizations (e.g., journals, societies/associations, and their divisions/sections) to provide personalized Collections.
Determine why “/who-we-are” can’t be changed to “about,” then fix.
Provide a donation button to offset CrimRxiv’s costs (~$2,000 per year).
Improve review process, including automated notifications.
Automate template Pub Settings.
Reduce contributors’ Pub Settings.
Allow authors to click “Publish.”
Create embargo field that automates public release date.
Create hierarchical or other means sharing pubs among PubPub communities with overlapping scope.
Use API or other means to curate pubs from non-PubPub websites.
Integrate with ShareYourPaper.org.