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This is the account of the Grassroots Review Journal system. We will tweet about & (integrating) tools.

Grassroots Review Journals assess the quality of scientific articles & finished manuscripts. Because we only review, we are not limited by copy rights & people do not have to submit their articles to us for it to work.

We aim to be a valuable entry into the literature & to destroy the power of the publishers.

We need coders, editors & messengers.

From Reddit.

ASAPbio trials crowd preprint review trial using Hypothesis web annotations. Only 29% agreed to participate, but authors that did and reviewers were (very) positive. A synthesis of the web annotations was missed.
asapbio.org/what-we-learnt-fro
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From Reddit.

Leading scholars and publishers have agreed on a definition of predatory publishing. It does not include the quality of the peer review because it is impossible to assess. Would auditors/accountants lifting the review curtain be a solution?
nature.com/articles/d41586-019
reddit.com/r/GrassrootsJournal

Sci-Hub: is it Unethical to "Pirate" Science? (Video and transcript by scientific skeptic Rebecca Watson.) "The oligarchy these publishers have formed is immoral and antithetical to the pursuit of humanity’s knowledge"
patreon.com/posts/60817400
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Academic publishing – market or collectivization? bjoern.brembs.net/2021/12/acad

Copyright lawyer and former top Pirate politician Julia Reda calls for collectivization of scientific publishing. Regensburg Neurogenetic Bjoern Brembs worries about becoming a moderate.

@GrassrootsReview COAR notify is based from the viewpoint of institutional repositories and their interactions with decentralized peer review systems. The Mellon project takes two steps to add to this: what happens to other functions of scholarly publication (registration, awareness, archiving, ...) and what would happen to the network if Researchers would have their own (Solid) pods. In short..what would happend if we stretch to all the other services.

From Reddit.

Transparency for preprints: handling withdrawals and removals. You can now search for withdrawn and removed preprints. Metadata communication needed to make the system more efficient and reliable.
blog.europepmc.org/2021/12/tra
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@hochstenbach Enjoyed your talk. biblio.ugent.be/publication/87

I already knew the COAR project Notify. What are the main differences between these two projects?

The Grassroots post-publication peer review system should also be distributed and use AP to communicate. So I am interested to keep in touch.

From Reddit.

Microsoft Academic closing shows how fragile the infrastructure for scholarly metadata is. Fortunately, Crossref, DataCite, Dryad, OpenCitations and OurResearch are moving to adopt the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI).
blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocial
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Microsoft Academic closing shows how fragile the infrastructure for scholarly metadata is. Fortunately, Crossref, DataCite, Dryad, OpenCitations and OurResearch are moving to adopt the Principles of Open Scholarly Infrastructure (POSI).
blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocial
reddit.com/r/Open_Science/comm

International Science Council (an umbrella organization for science unions/academies) endorse 8 radical principles:
1. Universal (authors + readers);
2. Licenses for re-use + mining;
3. Ongoing (post-publication) review;
4. Immediate ;
5. Durable availability;
6. Blah, blah (no idea what they mean 🤓);
7. Flexible;
8. Scholarly "led".
council.science/current/news/m
reddit.com/r/Open_Science/comm

PhD student Stefano Davide Vianello is living the dream and not sending his preprint to a journal. "Peer-review in a liberated and liberating form, where critical evaluation of your research are just that"
stefanovianello.github.io/post
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