Determining the Future of the Blockchain for Peer Review Initiative

 In our last update, we announced that we had organized a seminar with representatives of several publishers, funders and… Continue Reading

Next steps for the Blockchain for Peer Review initiative

During the last 14 months, we’ve piloted the suitability of the blockchain technology to solve urgent challenges in the peer review process. We tested the MVP solution developed with… Continue Reading

A Deeper Dive into our Proof of Concept

In our previous post we gave a high-level introduction to our Blockchain for Peer Review initiative Proof-of-Concept. We got lots of questions and you were keen to understand… Continue Reading

Proof of concept of the initiative delivered

Over the last few months, we’ve developed an implementation on top of our platform on the blockchain backend in which the publishers within this initiative will store peer review data. We… Continue Reading

Wellcome Trust & Karger join the Blockchain for Peer Review Initiative

We are very happy to announce that Karger Publishers has recently joined the Blockchain for Peer Review initiative. After Springer Nature, Cambridge University Press and Taylor &… Continue Reading

How to Give Scholarly Publishing a Digital Facelift – Using Blockchain for Peer Review

Blockchain, you ask — isn’t that something to do with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? While indeed it was first widely used for bitcoin, blockchain… Continue Reading

Why Blockchain for Peer Review?

Recently, an interesting article appeared from Nikolai Slavov, assistant professor of bioengineering at Northeastern University and an academic editor at PeerJ. Dr. Slavov rightfully complains that the… Continue Reading

Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press Join the Project

Two more publishers, Taylor & Francis and Cambridge University Press, have joined our initiative which focuses on the problems of research reproducibility, recognition of reviewers and the rising burden of the… Continue Reading

Our Initiative to Explore Blockchain Technologies for Peer Review Launches

We’re pleased to announce the launch of a pilot project with Katalysis to test blockchain technologies to support the peer review process. We’re joined in this pilot by founding… Continue Reading

Report Reveals Potential Behind Blockchain Technology for Scholarly Communication and Research

New report considers the developments and varying perspectives of blockchain technology and its possible impact on the academic arena. Blockchain for Research Report… Continue Reading