Towards a Decentralized Process for Scientific Publication and Peer Review using Blockchain and IPFS Tenorio-Fornés, Antonio Jacynycz, Viktor Llop-Vila, David Sánchez-Ruiz, Antonio Hassan, Samer 2019-01-03T00:29:12Z 2019-01-03T00:29:12Z 2019-01-08
dc.description.abstract The current processes of scientific publication and peer review raise concerns around fairness, quality, performance, cost, and accuracy. The Open Access movement has been unable to fulfill all its promises, and a few middlemen publishers can still impose policies and concentrate profits. This paper, using emerging distributed technologies such as Blockchain and IPFS, proposes a decentralized publication system for open science. The proposed system would provide (1) a distributed reviewer reputation system, (2) an Open Access by-design infrastructure, and (3) transparent governance processes. A survey is used to evaluate the problems, proposed solutions and possible adoption resistances, while a working prototype serves as a proof-of-concept. Additionally, the paper discusses the implementation, in a distributed context, of different privacy settings for both open peer review and reputation systems, introducing a novel approach supporting both anonymous and accountable reviews. The paper concludes reviewing the open challenges of this ambitious proposal.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2019.560
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-2-6
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 52nd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject Distributed Ledger Technology, The Blockchain
dc.subject Internet and the Digital Economy
dc.subject Blockchain, IPFS, open access, peer review, reputation
dc.title Towards a Decentralized Process for Scientific Publication and Peer Review using Blockchain and IPFS
dc.type Conference Paper
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