November 28, 2015 Raises $11.1M for Open Research Portal

From AllThingsD:

The San Francisco-based company now has 4.5 million registered researchers and 8 million monthly visitors.

From TechCrunch:

[Richard] Price wants to create a different kind of reputation system, taking cues from the follower model that Twitter popularized.

“A core problem for researchers is how to build their brand,” Price said. “To make yourself established in a field, the core way you do that is to share your work.”


“The goal is to have every single science PDF ever written available for free on the Internet and to build a network of scientists interacting with those papers that will change the face of peer review,” the company said of its mission. It’s published 1.6 million papers so far.”

–Richard Price

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Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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