Sharing, linking, and Forking Projects
Sharing public projects: You can share public projects on social media to enhance discoverability. Sharing is not available for private content on the OSF, outside of view-only links. For sharing and citing in scholarly publications, Public projects can have citations and their own Individual DOI’s for identification. For more information please see the following articles:
| Share on Social Media
You can share public projects, files, and registrations on social media to enhance discoverability. Sharing is not available for private content on the OSF.
| Create a DOI’s
In addition to its own unique, persistent URLs, OSF offers DOIs for your public research. This help guide will walk you through how to generate DOIs for public projects and registrations.
| Generate Citations
Pre-formatted citations can be generated for any OSF project, and can be copied and pasted directly into your bibliography.
| Create Custom Citations
You can create a customized citation for your OSF project that's different from the default styles available.
| Tag Your Project
Add tags to your projects and components to enhance the discoverability of your work!
Sharing Private projects: If you are looking to share a private project, either with a peer or for an official peer review, create a view-only link for a project. This allows users to share their work via a URL. Create a View-Only Link for a Project
Connect your project to another project: Forking a project creates a copy of an existing project and its components. The fork always points back to the original project, forming a network of citations. You might a fork a project to expand upon another's work.
Fork a Project: Forking a project creates a copy of an existing project and its components. Outside Forking, users can create links to a project, or add redirect links
Link to a project: Linking to other projects creates a path for you and others viewing your project to find related work.
Add a Redirect Link: You can add a redirect link to any project or component to give visitors an option to redirect to an external site, such as a personal website, blog post, journal article, etc.