PRINCIPIA is a transparent blockchain-powered ecosystem for peer-review of scientific outputs (ie, papers, patents, …). The platform allows users, including existing publishing groups, to create and manage peer-reviewed journals.

PRINCIPIA is a free market where researchers and publishers exchange crypto-tokens for journals, reviews and publications. Output is automatically open access.

PRINCIPIA’s referees are remunerated for their efforts and quality reviews. At variance with the traditional peer-review system, good referees are transparently and automatically rewarded in crypto-tokens for their commitment.

PRINCIPIA naturally allows to recognize prestige of users and journals, with an intrinsic reputation system which does not depend on third-parties and heuristics.

PRINCIPIA scores the reputation of a journal according to the reputation of the corresponding editorial committee. This facilitates groups of people with high reputation to bootstrap new journals.

The publication platform of the Max Weber Foundation

The Max Weber Foundation (MWS) is a federal foundation. It currently maintains ten research institutes as well as several branch offices or temporary research groups in a total of 13 countries and a joint office in Bonn. MWS is intensively involved in the field of digital publishing and Open Access. Since 2008, it provides the publication platform for the publication and dissemination of the scientific results of its institutes. Providing free access to research results is’s core mission.
Free access to knowledge

The electronic publication platform sees itself as an international, epoch-spanning and interdisciplinary portal for publications in the humanities. As an infrastructure of the Max Weber Foundation – German Humanities Institutes Abroad, the publications published by the institutes and their cooperation partners are made freely accessible here. The Max Weber Foundation is committed to the principles of Open Access and promotes free access to knowledge and accompanies the transformation of the humanities towards an open science.
Our Content

In the publication series on you will find both texts already published in print (retrodigital copies) and genuine online publications. All types of scholarly texts are represented, from journals, monographs and anthologies to workshop and conference reports, individual lectures and reviews. In addition, the platform presents extensive image material as well as audio and video files. Since basic research is one of the Max Weber Foundation’s special concerns, increasingly provides database solutions for the presentation of source editions.


Orvium is the scientific publishing platform that helps researchers and institutions to share their work, create open access journals, and streamline peer review.


Open Access publishing for the scientific community.
Hindawi believe in openness, in scholarly publishing and research communication.
By placing the research community at the heart of everything we do, we strive for a future where researchers are motivated to work together, empowered with the tools and services they need to do so, and freed from any barriers that stand in their way. We aim to maximize the impact of scientific research through openness and global collaboration as we truly believe that science works best when research is open.



We promote the sciences by organizing conferences and exhibitions worldwide, publishing highly reputable peer-reviewed open-access journals, supporting associations in the fulfilment of their tasks, and developing appropriate software solutions for achieving these aims. Promoting scientific work is our focus. Serving those dedicated to science is our passion.

Atlantis Press

Atlantis Press is an open access publisher of scientific, technical and medical (STM) content which was founded in Paris in 2006. Our mission is to support the advancement of scientific, technical and medical research by contributing to a more efficient and effective dissemination and exchange of knowledge both for the research community and society at large.
Atlantis Press is a member of and/or works with the following organizations/platforms:

  • STM Member
  • Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP)
  • Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP)
  • Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE)
  • Crossref


Frontiers is a leading Open Access Publisher and Open Science Platform

Our journals are led and peer-reviewed by editorial boards of over 100,000 top researchers. Covering more than 600 academic disciplines, we are one of the largest and highest-cited publishers in the world. To date, our freely accessible research articles have received over 500 million views and downloads and 1 million citations.

We strive to continuously empower the academic community with innovative solutions that improve how science is published, evaluated and communicated to researchers, innovators and the public.

Research is the foundation of modern society and it’s thanks to advances in science that we enjoy longer, healthier and more prosperous lives than ever before in human history. We want to build on successful science and make it even more powerful by ensuring it is openly available. This way, society will be able to generate more knowledge and accelerate innovation, health and prosperity for all.

Overlay journal

An overlay journal or overlay ejournal is a type of open access academic journal, almost always an online electronic journal (ejournal), that does not produce its own content, but selects from texts that are already freely available online. While many overlay journals derive their content from preprint servers, others, such as the Lund Medical Faculty Monthly, contain mainly papers published by commercial publishers, but with links to self-archived preprint or postprints when possible.

The editors of an overlay journal locate suitable material from open access repositories and public domain sources, read it, and evaluate its worth. This evaluation may take the form of the judgement of a single editor or editors, or a full peer review process.

Public validation of subsequently approved texts may take several forms. At its most formal, the editor may republish the article with explicit approval. Approval might take the form of an addition to the text or its metadata. Or the editor may simply link to the article, via the table of contents of the overlay journal. An alternative approach is to link to articles already published in various open access ejournals, but adding value by grouping scattered articles together as a single themed issue of the overlay journal. Such themed issues allow the focussed coverage of relatively obscure or newly emerging topics.