About Quantropy Eprints

Quantropy is a repository for academic and similar papers to which anyone can submit a paper. It is here to fill the gap between informal discussion of an idea and the submission of a paper to an academic journal. We believe that it makes more sense for a paper to be publicly visible before judging whether it is right or not. We intend that the physical sciences and mathematics to be the main focus of Quantropy , but you can submit a paper on any subject. 

Papers should be submitted as PDF files and should be written in English.


You should own the copyright to any paper which you submit to Quantropy .org.  We will try to remove any papers which infringe copyright.
You retain the copyright to your work and we will remove a paper from the repository on request from the author, although, depending upon the circumstances, the abstract may remain here. See the Policies page for more information.


It is intended for some members to be classified as advisors. These will have the ability to give constructive advice on submitted papers, and in particular to give pointers to work on the subject which you have missed. (It may take a while to persuade people to give up their time to do this, so don't expect rapid feedback on your work)

Discussion of a paper

It is not intended to have a forum on which papers can be discussed within the Quantropy website and there is no 'right of reply' to advisors' comments. However, for each paper there is the opportunity for the author to add a link to an external discussion page. This might be a page on an existing forum (if this is allowed by that forum's rules) or it might be a page on the author's blog, with the facility for comments from readers.  There is also the possibility to mark a paper as a commentary on another paper.

What is not allowed

Having said that Quantropy is open to all, here is list of reasons why a paper might be rejected.
  • Content which is copied from someone else.
  • Insulting or politically sensitive content
  • A paper containing advertising or promotional material
  • Poorly presented papers where it is hard to tell what the author is trying to say
  • Excessively short papers, and papers which make an assertion (or a question for discussion) without presenting much in the way of argument for it.
  • A paper serving primarily as pointer to a work elsewhere  - there should be something of substance included in the paper
  • The paper which is too similar to others in the repository - in well worn topics it is unlikely that you will have come up with something new, and you should at least check the other papers in the repository.
It is intended that papers should be written in a suitably academic style, although in general lack of this will not be a reason for rejecting the paper (we realise that you may need practice to develop a suitable style).  However, in the following cases papers may be rejected if the their style is not suitably academic.
  • Papers which are marked as a commentary on another paper
  • Papers on subjects away from the main focus of the repository (in particular on Politics or Theology)

Membership types

When you first register for Quantropy you will have membership type Member.   We will upgrade this to Full Member if we deem this appropriate.   Full members can link to a copy of their paper on an external website (rather than uploading a copy to this website), can link to their website on their profile page, and can suggest books for the booklists of other members' profiles and abstract pages

General Information

In spite of the use of the first person plural above, Quantropy is at present run by one person, Stephen Lee.

Contact Information

Any correspondence concerning this specific repository should be sent to admin@quantropy.org.

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