I just stumbled on this and it looks amazing: decentralized endorsement of publications!

Anyone tried it or knows of it?

@tfardet Interesting. Could be part of the ecosystem to swith from the lucrative oligopoly. #FreeingSciences See journauxscientifiqueslibres.we

@tfardet Looks like an applause button with some integration with ORCID. For example like:

Which may not necessarily indicate the value of the paper. Also, looks like it is neither decentralized nor open-source. Anyways, I am unsure how such applications can be decentralized

on the other hand is a step in the right direction, because it would include citations + "mentions" of publication across the web. See for example:

@tfardet Another useful tool is:

Because they would parse the context of many citations as "excerpts" for you and makes literature review easier.

@ashwinvis @tfardet It's not decentralised (it currently relies on a central party to verify that the endorser does own the ORCID linked to the endorsement), but it very much is open source:

(Altmetric is centralised as well, btw. I had a chat with them a while ago about sending endorsements to them as well, but at the time it was a bit too much effort on their side to include them.)

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