Web Of Open Science
Open Access

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ScholarChain is an Artificially Intelligent self-service
Decentralized Open-Access Publication Platform
built on Blockchain and IPFS distributed file sharing systems.

ScholarChain

Web of Open Science

Advanced technology for the benefit of Open science and humanity.

Open Science

At WOOS, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to open up scientific communication — to make it faster, more efficient, more connected and more useful than ever before. We foresee more transparent ways to discuss and assess work over the entire lifetime of the research. Publication will just be one chapter in the life of an article. We imagine researchers discovering smarter, faster, easier paths to sharing and applying knowledge more widely than ever before. We envision new channels for collaboration where peers can share work and exchange ideas, with proper acknowledgement for contributions.

Transparent rules and processes

We increase transparency at all stages of the review to create more inclusive assessment models. More transparency allows us to have an informed collective discussion on what we as a community find reasonable. The WOOS editors are compensated for their labour. Editorial work can be a very demanding task. The WOOS model offers full transparency of the entire process. This transparency includes an entry on the costs of the review process of articles. WOOS Journals are OPEN for Published Peer Review. ALL WOOS journals offer authors the option to publish their peer review history alongside their accepted manuscript! We’ve been excited to make this announcement, and make major strides towards a more open publication process and transparent peer review options.

Published peer review

WOOS offers a modular, opt-in approach to published peer review that encourages authors and reviewers to reveal the expert perspectives that help shape published research. The authors have option to publish their peer review history alongside their accepted manuscript! We’ve been excited to make this announcement, and make major strides towards a more open publication process and transparent peer review options. The reviewers have the option to sign their names to their reviews if they wish. This package includes the editor’s full decision letter, complete with reviewer comments and authors’ responses for each revision of the manuscript.
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Data sharing policy

We ask you to make available the data underlying the findings in the paper, which would be needed by someone wishing to understand, validate or replicate the work. The data policy applies to all fields in which we publish, we recognize that we’ll need to work closely with authors in some subject areas to ensure adherence to this policy. Some fields have very well established standards and practices around data, while others are still evolving, and we would like to work with any field that is developing data standards. We are aiming to ensure transparency about data availability.

Promote your work

The best thing about Open Access is that everyone can discover, read, and share your research. Let others know about it by posting your article on your laboratory homepage or personal blog, Tweet about it on social media, and talk about it at conferences. Register for an Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID) identifier to easily track your publications and reviewer activity so that your academic profile is always up-to-date and linked from your CV, email signature, and online profiles. Add relevant Article-Level Metrics (ALMs) on your resume or CV along with citation information so that your institution and potential funders can see the impact of your research rather than a generalized journal metric.

Sign and publish your peer review history

Research relies on the volunteer experts working behind the scenes to evaluate and improve research for publication. When the entire review process becomes more transparent, readers get a better understanding of your work and the research process while reviewers get more opportunities to receive academic credit for their contributions. As an author, you can choose to reveal the expert assessment that has shaped your final work by publishing the peer review history. As a reviewer, you can choose to sign your review and take credit for your comments.

Format-Free Submission

When you publish with us you can upload your research in any standard format, including Word, rich text format (rtf), open document format (odt).
We work to increase the openness and accessibility of your research and make the publishing process as simple as possible.
Web of Open Science has an open and progressive approach to research at all stages of the research process.

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We breaking the boundaries to build a more complete and equitable system of open scientific knowledge.

Artificial intelligence.

Our AI engine constantly surfs the web to gather, regroup, categorize, tag and rank science data from all major science data sources. It computes relationships between science articles and data found on the web using a vector space model and hierarchical clustering. It then automatically determines in which category each data item belongs using a Naive Bayes classifier. Finally, it examines multiple parameters for each data group. The result is an score which represents the relative importance of a data item.

Blockchain

Data volumes continue to grow exponentially and soon the centralized cloud architecture will not be able to cope. ScholarChain uses blockchain to record document metadata, operation commands sent from nodes, and to provide consensus on the order of operations. ScholarChain uses its own directed acylcic graph based distributed ledger technology (DLT) that offers a better solution than other blockchain approaches which suffer from certain security vulnerabilities and other systemic weaknesses.

Virtual Machine

Above the blockchain layer is the virtual machine. ScholarChain uses the virtual machine to define new operations without changing the underlying blockchain system. A virtual machine uses document and command metadata for blockchain operations and performs these operations appropriately. ScholarChain uses the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).

Routing

Above the virtual machine is the routing layer. The main function of this layer is to allow a virtual machine to retrieve document addresses in storage. ScholarChain split requests to retrieve documents from storage actions. ScholarChain uses Distributed Hashtag (DHT) to store routing files, a subset of publishing nodes, blockchain network nodes, IPFS storage nodes. When a virtual machine sends a resolution request to an address to the routing layer, the article is searched for by the hash value sent by the virtual machine. The address of the storage sites is then obtained

Storage

The highest level of ScholarChain is the storage layer that uses the actual document data. Each document is signed by the owner's private key. Because documents are stored outside the blockchain, ScholarChain can support the storage of documents of any size and different storage methods can be used. Multiple forms of data storage can be applied to the storage layer. The decentralized storage system for IPFS is always on to provide access to documents

WOOS Reviewer Hub

Are you thinking about being a peer reviewer but aren’t sure where to start? Are you concerned that you don’t have enough experience to review a manuscript for a journal?

Learn the basics of peer review and get helpful tips for handling reviewer tasks, from accepting a review invitation to completing your review.

Helpful guides, tip sheets, and checklists covering how to peer review

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Web of Open Science

aims to develop and deploy automated tools to assign "confidence scores" to different research results and claims.

Confidence scores measure

the degree to which a particular claim or result is likely to be reproducible or replicable

and WOOS aims for reliability

equal to, or better than, the best current human expert methods.
Open Science ensuring reproducibility

Open data, code and protocols

Who: We build it. You use it
Ensuring reproducibility
Meet our Implementation Team
Katharine Coomer

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Jeremy Willis

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AI Implementation Architect
Jennifer Williams

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Easily reproducible science removes barriers to advancement

Science is said to be facing a replication crisis, but increased openness of data, code, and protocols may help turn the tide. Replication studies like this one have found that articles which made data, code, and protocols appropriately accessible, led to reproducible results.

Promoting increased transparency

The good news is, favorable attitudes toward greater transparency appear to be on the rise. More and more researchers willing to curate and/or share their data while many publishers, like WOOS, have committed to data availability policies that require authors to make their data, code, and protocols accessible for their published research and promote more open culture.

Reproducibility is all of our responsibility

That includes institutions and publishers who play a major role in the creation of incentives for researchers to share more of their work. A significant amount of work has gone into obtaining and analyzing the data, designing the study protocol, and testing new code. Not to mention curating and storing each of these pieces for sharing.

External tools

External tools like protocols.io, Code Ocean, figshare and other enable researchers to document, collaborate, and share products of their research – with unique DOIs – as their work progresses. Publishers also play a key role in promoting these tools alongside developing consistent approaches to reporting transparency and providing resources and guidelines that make it easier for authors to share and get credit for their work.

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Distributed Technologies

Blockchain

Data volumes continue to grow exponentially and soon the centralized cloud architecture will not be able to cope. ScholarChain uses blockchain to record document metadata, operation commands sent from nodes, and to provide consensus on the order of operations. ScholarChain uses its own directed acylcic graph based distributed ledger technology (DLT) that offers a better solution than other blockchain approaches which suffer from certain security vulnerabilities and other systemic weaknesses.

The decentralized storage system

The highest level of ScholarChain is the storage layer that uses the actual document data. Each document is signed by the owner's private key. Because documents are stored outside the blockchain, ScholarChain can support the storage of documents of any size and different storage methods can be used. Multiple forms of data storage can be applied to the storage layer. The decentralized storage system for IPFS is always on to provide access to documents

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Community Guidelines

WOOS Network Posts and Comments

  • Don’t plagiarize.
  • Don’t defame others.
  • Don’t name-call, attack, threaten, or use profanity.
  • Don’t use posts to promote products or services.
  • Limit the number of links in your comment to three or fewer.
  • Don’t use third-party content without permission.
  • If you have permission to use third-party content, give proper attribution.
  • Arguments based on belief are to be avoided. For example the assertion, “I don’t believe the results of Study X” must be supported.
  • The content of comments should be confined to the demonstrable content of the specific blog post and should avoid speculation about the motivations or prejudices of its author.
  • In its moderation of comments, WOOS reserves the right to reject, at our discretion, any comment that is insufficiently supported by scientific evidence, is not constructive, or is not relevant to the original blog post.
  • WOOS reserves the right to remove any content that violates any of these guidelines, to block repeat and/or egregious violators from posting, and to suspend accounts as we deem necessary.
  • WOOS is the final arbiter of the suitability of content for inclusion on its WOOS Network.
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Web of Open Science putting researchers first

WOOS Joins Other Publishers and Societies in Support of the Proposed White House Policy Regarding Federally Funded Research

We encourage all publishing organizations and scholarly societies who would like to join us in support of OA to reach out to us at [email protected] — we can prepare an expanded letter with more signatories as necessary.