OpenSci

Rethinking Scientific Publishing

Instant Reward

Authors, Reviewers and Proofreaders receive rewards for the content they create.

Open Science

Full compliance with latest Open Access requirements & full retention of copyrights.

Article Roaming

Publishers see, purchase and publish evaluated articles. No rejections - just rewards!

How It Works

Register

After verifying you as a member of the scientific community, you can join the platform as an author, reviewer, or editor.

Upload and Instant Reward

Upload your recent paper to the OpenSci Open Access repository with a few clicks and receive copyrights for your publication secured through a distributed ledger.

Mature your Content

Once listed on OpenSci, our algorithms find verified scientific reviewers and an  editor for your paper - with an instant reward for all of them.

List it on the Marketplace

The paper has been reviewed, edited and community-rated. It is now visible to the leading science journals and ready for roaming on our marketplace!

Compensation and Open Access

A SmartContract forwards the funds from paper sales to the author and uploads the paper to our Open Access library once published in the journal.

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How To Join

As a
SCIENTIST

As a scientist, you can upload a paper to OpenSci as if you would do to a preprint server. You will receive instant rewards in the form of OpenSci's platform tokens that can be used to further mature your manuscript on the platform. With its publication, the article will receive a DOI. Simultaneously, a non-fungible token will be minted on a distributed ledger that certifies you and your institution as the owners of this work.

After the preprint article was submitted to OpenSci’s expert pools and revised, it will enter a hidden roaming vault that is exclusively visible to scientific journals. They can purchase a publishing license for your article, and publish it after your approval. You will directly participate in the revenues using SmartContracts. OpenSci will publish every reviewed and purchased article under green Open Access conditions.

As a
PUBLISHER

As a publisher, you will get exclusive access to OpenSci's roaming vault. This vault contains reviewed and proof-edited scientific articles - ready to publish. We will filter the relevant content for you, based on our state-of-the-art AI-driven algorithms. You can purchase publishing licenses of articles that fit into your journal. Revenues are paid in OpenSci's platform token and we will automatically distribute them to the authors as copyright holders. After you have published the finally edited article on your platform, we will release the premature, reviewed article to the public with a CC BY license.

Do you need reviewers for your journal? OpenSci will allow you to use its reviewer pool for external manuscripts against a platform fee. Reviewers on OpenSci will receive compensation. If you are unhappy with the reviews, you can submit the article to our roaming vault and make it available for other journals.

As a
COMMUNITY
Member

As a community member, you are an undergraduate, graduate, or early-stage PhD student that has not yet published scientific articles. Even though you are not mature enough to be part of OpenSci's expert pools, you can quickly rate articles on their preprint stage and help to establish our community ratings. As a native-Englisch speaker you can apply for OpenSci's editorial pool.

As a
REVIEWER

As a reviewer, you will be a scientist that already has a proven record of scientific publications. You will be part of OpenSci's reviewer pool, and our algorithm will ask for your expertise if authors from a similar field of research desire an in-depth evaluation of their content. You evaluate the scientific content before a journal choice.

There is no need to make a hard "accept" or "decline decision". Instead, you help to improve the scientific content together with the authors. An anonymous chat function will allow immediate correspondence between authors and reviewers to clarify open questions immediately. For your effort, you will receive rewards in the form OpenSci's platform tokens. They can used to improve your own submitted articles or benefit from our partnership programs. You can also simply cash them out.

As an
EDITOR

As an editor, you are a native English-speaking scientist willing to proofread the manuscripts of non-native English-speaking colleagues. Are you a highly motivated PhD-student that wants to earn some extra bucks once in a while? Here we go! Instant rewards are guaranteed.

As a scientist, you can upload a paper to OpenSci as if you would do to a preprint server. You will receive instant rewards in the form of OpenSci's platform tokens that can be used to further mature your manuscript on the platform. With its publication, the article will receive a DOI. Simultaneously, a non-fungible token will be minted on a distributed ledger that certifies you and your institution as the owners of this work.

After the preprint article was submitted to OpenSci’s expert pools and revised, it will enter a hidden roaming vault that is exclusively visible to scientific journals. They can purchase a publishing license for your article, and publish it after your approval. You will directly participate in the revenues using SmartContracts. OpenSci will publish every reviewed and purchased article under green Open Access conditions.

As a publisher, you will get exclusive access to OpenSci's roaming vault. This vault contains reviewed and proof-edited scientific articles - ready to publish. We will filter the relevant content for you, based on our state-of-the-art AI-driven algorithms. You can purchase publishing licenses of articles that fit into your journal. Revenues are paid in OpenSci's platform token and we will automatically distribute them to the authors as copyright holders. After you have published the finally edited article on your platform, we will release the premature, reviewed article to the public with a CC BY license.

Do you need reviewers for your journal? OpenSci will allow you to use its reviewer pool for external manuscripts against a platform fee. Reviewers on OpenSci will receive compensation. If you are unhappy with the reviews, you can submit the article to our roaming vault and make it available for other journals.

As a community member, you are an undergraduate, graduate, or early-stage PhD student that has not yet published scientific articles. Even though you are not mature enough to be part of OpenSci's expert pools, you can quickly rate articles on their preprint stage and help to establish our community ratings. As a native-Englisch speaker you can apply for OpenSci's editorial pool.

As a reviewer, you will be a scientist that already has a proven record of scientific publications. You will be part of OpenSci's reviewer pool, and our algorithm will ask for your expertise if authors from a similar field of research desire an in-depth evaluation of their content. You evaluate the scientific content before a journal choice.

There is no need to make a hard "accept" or "decline decision". Instead, you help to improve the scientific content together with the authors. An anonymous chat function will allow immediate correspondence between authors and reviewers to clarify open questions immediately. For your effort, you will receive rewards in the form OpenSci's platform tokens. They can used to improve your own submitted articles or benefit from our partnership programs. You can also simply cash them out.

As an editor, you are a native English-speaking scientist willing to proofread the manuscripts of non-native English-speaking colleagues. Are you a highly motivated PhD-student that wants to earn some extra bucks once in a while? Here we go! Instant rewards are guaranteed.

Sneak Peek

Try out OpenSci!

Powered By

Distributed Ledger Technology

Secure internal transactions enabled by our OpenSci platform token. No external trading, no fluctuations, and ample liquidity provision.

Instant rewards are delivered within seconds to your personal wallet. For submitted articles, licence purchases, reviews and editorial work.

Tokenization allows OpenSci to securely store the paper and all related data, such as reviews, community ratings or proofreads, on an immutable DLT-powered database.

Through our partnerships, members will benefit from discounts on lab supplies, conference tickets, and more.

Roadmap

Compensation and Open Access

We will start the development of the first fully functional prototype soon. Register now and don’t miss our latest updates!

Beta Testing

Our platform will be fully functional and you will be able to publish preprint articles and mint your first tokens. Invited community members and publishers will test the roaming vault.

Launch of OpenSci v1.0

With the launch of version 1.0 we aim to bring a Web3-publication platform to the market that enables every member of the scientific community to participate in the publishing revolution. The feedback from our early users is vital information for a community-centered version 1.0.

Web3 in Scientific Publishing

Scientists on OpenSci are now owners of their content and will receive rewards for their effort! Together we are working towards achieving the common goal of open science, fairness and transparency in the scientific publishing process, enabled by DLT and AI.

Partners

OUR MISSION

Let's create a content-centered open access publication economy that connects scientists and publishers in a fair and rewarding way through distributed-ledger technology.

OpenSci

Rethinking Scientific Publishing

Instant Reward

Authors, Reviewers and Proofreaders receive rewards for the content they create.

Open Science

Full compliance with latest Open Access requirements & full retention of copyrights.

Article Roaming

Publishers see, purchase and publish evaluated articles. No rejections - just rewards!

How It Works

Register

After verifying you as a member of the scientific community, you can join the platform as an author, reviewer, or editor.

Upload and Instant Reward

Upload your recent paper to the OpenSci repository with a few clicks and receive an instant reward without giving away the rights of your publication.

Mature your Content

Once listed on OpenSci, our algorithms find verified scientific reviewers and an  editor for your paper - with an instant reward for all of them.

List it on the Marketplace

The paper has been reviewed, edited and community-rated. It is now visible to the leading science journals and ready for roaming on our marketplace!

Compensation and Open Access

A SmartContract forwards the funds from paper sales to the author and uploads the paper to our Open Access library once published in the journal.

JOIN OUR
COMMUNITY

Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.

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HOW TO JOIN

As a
SCIENTIST

As a scientist, you can upload a paper to OpenSci as if you would do to a preprint server. You will receive instant rewards in the form of OpenSci's platform tokens that can be used to further mature your manuscript on the platform. With its publication, the article will receive a DOI. Simultaneously, a non-fungible token will be minted on a distributed ledger that certifies you and your institution as the owners of this work.

After the preprint article was submitted to OpenSci’s expert pools and revised, it will enter a hidden roaming vault that is exclusively visible to scientific journals. They can purchase a publishing license for your article, and publish it after your approval. You will directly participate in the revenues using SmartContracts. OpenSci will publish every reviewed and purchased article under green Open Access conditions.

As a
PUBLISHER

As a publisher, you will get exclusive access to OpenSci's roaming vault. This vault contains reviewed and proof-edited scientific articles - ready to publish. We will filter the relevant content for you, based on our state-of-the-art AI-driven algorithms. You can purchase publishing licenses of articles that fit into your journal. Revenues are paid in OpenSci's platform token and we will automatically distribute them to the authors as copyright holders. After you have published the finally edited article on your platform, we will release the premature, reviewed article to the public with a CC BY license.

Do you need reviewers for your journal? OpenSci will allow you to use its reviewer pool for external manuscripts against a platform fee. Reviewers on OpenSci will receive compensation. If you are unhappy with the reviews, you can submit the article to our roaming vault and make it available for other journals.

As a
COMMUNITY
Member

As a community member, you are an undergraduate, graduate, or early-stage PhD student that has not yet published scientific articles. Even though you are not mature enough to be part of OpenSci's expert pools, you can quickly rate articles on their preprint stage and help to establish our community ratings. As a native-Englisch speaker you can apply for OpenSci's editorial pool.

As a
REVIEWER

As a reviewer, you will be a scientist that already has a proven record of scientific publications. You will be part of OpenSci's reviewer pool, and our algorithm will ask for your expertise if authors from a similar field of research desire an in-depth evaluation of their content. You evaluate the scientific content before a journal choice.

There is no need to make a hard "accept" or "decline decision". Instead, you help to improve the scientific content together with the authors. An anonymous chat function will allow immediate correspondence between authors and reviewers to clarify open questions immediately. For your effort, you will receive rewards in the form OpenSci's platform tokens. They can used to improve your own submitted articles or benefit from our partnership programs. You can also simply cash them out.

As a
EDITOR

As an editor, you are a native English-speaking scientist willing to proofread the manuscripts of non-native English-speaking colleagues. Are you a highly motivated PhD-student that wants to earn some extra bucks once in a while? Here we go! Instant rewards are guaranteed.

SNEAK PEEK

Try out OpenSci!
CLICK HERE

POWERED BY

DISTRIBUTED LEDGER TECHNOLOGY

Secure internal transactions enabled by our OpenSci platform token. No external trading, no fluctuations, and ample liquidity provision.

Instant rewards are delivered within seconds to your personal wallet. For submitted articles, licence purchases, reviews and editorial work.

Tokenization allows OpenSci to securely store the paper and all related data, such as reviews, community ratings or proofreads, on an immutable DLT-powered database.

Through our partnerships, members get the opportunity to purchase lab supplies, conference tickets, and more at preferred rates - with their hard-earned OpenSci tokens.

ROADMAP

Prototype Development

Throughout 2022 we validated the principle concept and architecture of OpenSci with various scientific community members. We will now start the development of the first fully functional prototype. Register now and don’t miss our latest updates!

Beta Testing

Our platform will be fully functional and you will be able to publish preprint articles and mint your first NFTs. Invited community members and publishers will test the roaming vault. Tokens are waiting for you!

Launch of OpenSci v1.0

With the launch of version 1.0 we aim to bring a platform to the market in early 2024 that enables every member of the scientific community to participate in the publishing revolution. The feedback from our early users is vital information for a community-centered version 1.0.

Web3 in Scientific Publishing

Scientists on OpenSci are now owners of their content and will receive rewards for their effort! Together we are working towards achieving the common goal of open science, fairness and transparency in the scientific publishing process, enabled by DLT and AI.

FOUNDING TEAM

Prof. Dr. Boris J. Nachtsheim
University of Bremen

Experienced lecturer and intellectual father of OpenSci‘s architecture. He knows what scientists desire in a fair and transparent publication system.

Dr. Aschkan Allahgholi
Hanseatic Blockchain Institute

Scientist and Blockchain enthusiast by profession. The personified connection between the worlds of science, blockchain and business.

Frank Hartmann
Blockchain Applications AG

Computer scientist and expert on cryptography.  CTO of a Swiss-based tech company focussed on development of sustainable blockchain projects.

Mario Wiedl
Blockchain Applications AG

Entrepreneur in the web3 space exploring new ways of distributing content with artists, the media industry and scientists. Holds a finance degree.

PARTNERS