From a COAR Announcement:
COAR is pleased to announce the launch of a new project, Notify: The Repositories and Services Interoperability Project
This project builds on previous work of COAR to advance the vision first outlined in the COAR Next Generation Repositories Initiative – to position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services will be deployed – and further articulated in the Pubfair White Paper, which describes a distributed framework for open publishing services.
In a practical sense, this model will enable a researcher to deposit an article (or other types of research output) into any compliant repository, choose from a list of peer review services and overlay journals, and request a review. The repository will send an automated message to the peer review service, and further bilateral interactions between the author(s), and the overlay review service(s) will be automated.
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