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Peer-reviews on the blockchain

Jan, Zeeshan; Third, Allan; Bachler, Michelle and Domingue, John (2018). Peer-reviews on the blockchain. In: RefResh 2018: 1st Workshop on Reframing Research, 5 Dec 2018, Cologne, Germany.

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Abstract

Peer-reviewing holds significant importance in the process of scientific publishing. The process of peer-reviewing has been criticized for its defects, but research communities have faith in it, and hence, it is perceived as the backbone of scientific publishing. The process needs improvements in a number of ways, i.e, establishing trust in the process, preventing abuse, bringing transparency in the process and keeping the integrity of data intact. Moreover, the activity of peer-reviewing is carried out without any formal incentives. We present considerations in refreshing peer-review and our approach to experiment in this space.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
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SlideWIKIH2020-ICT-20-2015-688095EC (European Commission): FP(inc.Horizon2020, H2020, ERC)
Extra Information: Supported by SlideWiki (H2020-ICT-20-2015-688095).
Keywords: peer-review; decentralization; Blockchain; incentives
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Knowledge Media Institute (KMi)
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
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Item ID: 58593
Depositing User: Zeeshan Jan
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2019 11:56
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 12:19
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58593
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