Don't know what https://plaudit.pub is? It allows academics to endorse research, and makes them available as open data. The aim is to reduce the reliance on journal brand names as an indicator of quality, and instead defer directly to the authority of one's peers.
Now live: the ability to mark scholarly works as robust, clear or exciting using https://plaudit.pub!
Read more about the motivation here, and let us know what you think: https://medium.com/flockademic/why-replication-studies-are-not-rewarded-and-how-to-fix-that-523c2387820e
We just confirmed the first successful data export to CrossRef Event Data, so Plaudit research endorsements are now officially open data.
You can contribute! Install the extension: https://plaudit.pub/extension?utm_source=scholar.social&utm_medium=fediverse&utm_campaign=crossref_export
I've just released a Plaudit browser extension! Plaudit is an attempt to simulate #OpenAccess research by influencing the incentive structure for researchers: direct endorsements by their peers, rather than through being published in a paywalled journal.
That is not likely to be at risk when funders demand publication in OA venues, however. Rather, when the term is used in this context, academics are not afraid of their research being repressed, but for their career progression.
It is a legitimate worry. However, career progression being hampered is a different problem than suppression of research, and tolerating research behind paywalls is not the only possible solution.
Proud to announce a new collaboration with eLife and the Center for Open Science on a new project: Plaudit!
big news today in Europe for scholars... all publicly funded research must be published #openaccess as of 2020 https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/11-eu-landen-besluiten-vanaf-2020-moet-alle-wetenschappelijke-literatuur-gratis-beschikbaar-zijn~be002c39/
Just realised that visually impaired users were not entirely catered for when I put search live just now. My apologies - a fix is now live. #Accessibility is important!
My recent tootstorm (sorry for the spam! I didn't know about the "Unlisted" option) in blog form: To fix scholarly publishing, decouple credentialing from publishing
My message to researchers is similar: find ways to promote your academic work that are independent of the journal it’s published in. I’m working on one such method with Flockademic: by bundling your research together on your academic profile, your research promotes you instead of the journal it’s published in.
For the scientific policy advisors at the OECD, my answer to that question is that we should decouple the evaluation of researchers from the publishing process. If researchers are evaluated on the quality of their research instead of the journal it was published in, that would remove their need to pay whatever amount of public money a publisher asks of them just to obtain career credentials.
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