October 15, 2021

Research Article: “Publish-and-Flourish: Using Blockchain Platform to Enable Cooperative Scholarly Communication”

The following article was recently published by Publications (a journal from MDPI).

Title 

Publish-and-Flourish: Using Blockchain Platform to Enable Cooperative Scholarly Communication

Authors

Emilija Stojmenova Duh
Infinitcodex, Ltd., Slovenia
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Andrej Duh
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Uroš Droftina
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tim Kos
Infinitcodex, Ltd., Slovenia
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Urban Duh
University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Tanja Simonič Korošak
TSK Studio, Slovenia

Dean Korošak
University of Maribor, Slovenia

Source
Publications 2019; 7(2), 33

Abstract

Scholarly communication is today immersed in publish-or-perish culture that propels non-cooperative behavior in the sense of strategic games played by researchers. Here we introduce and describe a blockchain based platform for decentralized scholarly communication. The design of the platform rests on community driven publishing reviewing processes and implements cryptoeconomic incentives that promote cooperative user behavior. The key to achieve cooperation in blockchain based scholarly communication is to transform today’s static research paper into a modifiable research paper under continuous peer review process. We introduce and discuss the implementation of a modifiable research paper as a smart contract on the blockchain.

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