I’ve been waiting for it for a long time, and was very happy to see that SocArXiv took shape after Elsevier acquired SSRN. Although SSRN seems to have played fair, I was always somewhat uneasy about its for-profit ownership. Perhaps nothing will change with Elsevier as the new owners, but the unease does not go away. So I was quite excited to see SocArXiv appearing. I’m eagerly awaiting their proper launch (there is currently a temporary e-mail submission system to get going).
I really hope SocArXiv will be a success because it’s not enough to make our research available (on our websites, on an institutional repository, on Zenodo, etc.): it also needs to be found by those who look for it and reach new audiences.
Now, who is ready for an OHL for the social sciences?