Towards a fairer and more transparent peer review ecosystem


“Blockchain for Peer Review is an industry initiative working to make the peer review process more transparent, recognizable and trustworthy. ”

We believe that blockchain technology has the potential to solve some of the most prominent issues currently facing scholarly communication, such as the peer review process.

Digital Science and Katalysis have therefore launched a pilot project to test blockchain technologies to support the peer review process.

The project will develop a protocol where information about peer review activities (submitted by publishers) are stored on a blockchain. This will allow the review process to be independently validated, and data to be fed to relevant vehicles to ensure recognition and validation for reviewers.  By sharing peer review information, while adhering to laws on privacy, data protection and confidentiality, we will foster innovation and increase interoperability.

Find out more about the project or see how you can participate.

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