Hypergraph

Hypergraph helps researchers reset research publishing, by publicly documenting research step by step, before the issues of after-the-fact articles even begin. Traditionally, articles are often written in hindsight, causing selective publication, p-hacking, and many other issues.

In Hypergraph, you only have to indicate what step you’re taking, link it to the step(s) it follows from, add relevant files, and indicate what file you want people to see first. This means that you can share all kinds of steps in your research—the theory, predictions, transcripts, materials, code, data, results (and more). Plus, you can share files such as Jupyter notebooks, scripts, data files, videos, audio files, text, and any other open file format.

When you share your latest research step, your peers can immediately see it, link next steps to it, and help you improve it. You share when you’re ready.

https://www.libscie.org/hypergraph

ZBW MediaTalk

ZBW Blog about Open Science, Information Infrastructures, Innovations and more.

Open science has fundamentally changed the research landscape. Scientific workflows are becoming more collaborative, more reproducible and more transparent, and there are also many new possibilities to make a scientific impact. The development is based on two points: While many researchers engage in open access and open research data practices in their daily work routines in a bottom-up movement, European research policies are also shaping the framework conditions in which open science can develop.

ZBW MediaTalk wants to accompany this transition. The blog is run by ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics, which is the world’s largest research infrastructure for economic science literature. ZBW is actively involved in shaping the radical change in science and, its dedicated application-oriented research and scientific policy department bringing new momentum to development – be it in-house, in Germany or in Europe.

The blog retraces the path of transformation. With researched articles, guest commentaries, interviews, conference reports and analyses, we address the following topics, among others:

  • The rise of open access and the development of new licencing models
  • Changes in publishing behaviour and new forms of publication
  • Alternative metrics (‘Altmetrics’) and a reward systems for researchers
  • New approaches such as the open peer review of the traditional quality assurance procedure
  • Aspects relating to scientific policy such as the GO-FAIR initiative and European research policy
  • Research data infrastructures such as the European Open Science Cloud (EOSC)
  • Modern forms of science communication
  • The application of FAIR principles (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable) to research data
  • Transformations of research data management and open data repositories
  • New research methods and protocols
  • The development and implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER)
  • The use of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, in the scientific environment
  • News from the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science

ZBW MediaTalk is being used as a networking platform for actors and interested parties from the areas of science, information infrastructures and scientific policy at the same time.

https://www.zbw-mediatalk.eu/

Generation R

Generation R is an online editorial platform for Open Science discourse across Europe.

Our guiding editorial question to approach Open Science is to take a ‘needs based approach’ to researchers and look for replicable models that the wider community can use, either on a conceptual level or in practical implementations.

This lead question makes up one part of our four lines of investigation:

  • taking a ‘needs based approach’ to researchers,
  • Open Science discourse,
  • improving the making of Open Science software & systems, and
  • addressing imbalances and problems in science knowledge systems.

The platform runs blog posts, as well an evolving and collaborative ‘Notebook’ format where we look to transfer our findings as learning resource to partner platforms, for example as content for: MOOCs, syllabi, guides, Software Carpentry resources, listings, or literature bibliographies.

We organize our postings by theme, but not exclusively. Themes can vary in time period that they will run for, but the standard time period will be six weeks. Using our Notebook we will pre-announce themes and look to collaboratively develop the ideas. Our launch theme is ‘Software Citation’ which will be followed by ‘The Decentralized Web’ in September, and by ‘Citizen Science’ for mid-October.

Generation R is brought to you by the Leibniz Research Alliance Open Science.

https://genr.eu/

PRINCIPIA

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.

http://principia.network/

Orvium

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

https://orvium.io/

Authorea

Authorea is the leading collaborative platform to read, write, and publish research.

Authorea is founded in late 2012 with the mission of accelerating scientific discovery.
We were frustrated that other writing tools didn’t fully understand the needs of researchers — especially researchers in a web-first world — and we wondered why the internet age hadn’t yet delivered a modern toolset for scientific collaboration.

Authorea is the document editor we always wanted.

https://www.authorea.com

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia is an online reference created and curated by active scholars. It aims to highlight the latest research results as well as providing benchmark information for researchers and the general public interested in accurate and advanced knowledge on specific topics.

We encourage authors of review articles to quote and adapt the content of their published papers to create Encyclopedia entries. Introduction sections of original research articles can also be used to create entries. You can also create completely new entries on topics in which you have knowledge and expertise. In particular, papers can be both submitted for publication in an MDPI journal and simultaneously used to create one or more Encyclopedia entries.

Researchers can also create Encyclopedia entries ahead of journal publication. Your entry may also be used as a basis for creating a Special Issue in any MDPI journal, please contact our editorial office for further details.

Contributors will receive credit for creating entries, in addition to expanding, updating and correcting existing entries. All contributions to Encyclopedia will be noted on the page of the entry and each contributor will have a public profile showing their activity.

Entries related to paper published in MDPI journals will be listed and linked on the abstract page of the published paper.

https://encyclopedia.pub

PREreview, Post, Read and Engage with preprint reviews

PREreview’s mission is to bring more diversity to scholarly peer review by supporting and empowering community of researchers, particularly those at early stages of their career (ECRs) to review preprints.

PREreview is a new, open-source and free platform designed from the ground up to engage the whole scientific community with collaborative and constructive peer review on preprints.

Some of the key features of the new PREreview platform include the ability for users to sign-in with their ORCID IDs (with optional pseudonymity), solicit preprint feedback, leave comments, and endorse others’ reviews, all in accordance with PREreview’s Code of Conduct.

https://www.prereview.org/