Unfold Research

Organizer Dragan Okanovic Website or social media links unfoldresearch.com twitter.com/UnfoldResearch Current stage of development Ongoing project Project duration first phase – 8mth, additional phases – 4yrs+ Project aims Background information on current practices With metrics such as impact factor and h-index, a cascade of negative consequences and habits is enforced, that make the entire industry suffer,…

bims: Biomed News

Organizer Directed by Gavin McStay (Staffordshire University), founded by Thomas Krichel (Open Library Society) Website or social media links http://biomed.news Current stage of development Ongoing Project duration Indefinite Project aims Bims is a rapid dissemination system for new papers in PubMed. Bims is powered by human selectors acting as machine teachers.How does this benefit preprints? We expect that PubMed will increase…

Putting peers at the heart of peer review

Organizer Life Science Editors (Helen Pickersgill, Angela Andersen, Marie Bao, Carol Featherstone, Shawna Hiley, Sabbi Lall, Li-Kuo Su) Website or social media links www.lifescienceeditors.com Current stage of development  Idea Project duration Indefinitely Project aims Overview of the challenge to overcome Peer review is central to the scientific process, but is managed primarily by journals behind…

Piloting peer review overlay services on a distributed network of preprint servers and repositories

Organizer Kathleen Shearer and Paul Walk, COAR; Herbert Van de Somple, DANS; Martin Klein, Los Alamos National Lab along with several other partners from the repository, preprint and peer review services Website or social media links Current stage of development  Ready to be implemented Project duration 2 years Project aims Background information on current practices Currently…

CrowdPeer

Organizer Louis Fisher and Huw Williams (CrowdPeer) Website or social media links www.thecrowdpeer.com https://twitter.com/crowdpeer Current stage of development Ongoing Project Project duration Indefinite Project aims Overview of the challenge to overcome Reviewers lack incentives to comment on preprints. While preprints are meant to speed up the research process, without comments and filtering it is impossible…

Take a Penny, Leave a Penny

Organizer Chris Baur, Marek Łaska, Chrissy Prater, Michele Avissar-Whiting (Research Square) Website or social media links https://www.researchsquare.com/ Current stage of development  Idea Project duration 6-month trial Project aims Background information on current practices Preprints are often shared with the specific intention of drawing scrutiny and feedback from the scientific community, yet engagement in the form of…