Newsletters Aug 2014 - We've launched!!
Dear Open Reviewer,
We’ve launched! Welcome to our first newsletter and thank you for being on board. We have officially launched Open Rev.! Announcements are following through various media in the upcoming weeks but we wanted you to know first.
Since our initial idea of creating a platform for scientists to share knowledge from spring of last year, we have come a long way. Last fall semester, we were able test Open Rev. for the first time in a class. The class consisted of 12 students who commented every week on two publications using Open Rev. The overall outcome was extremely positive for us and the students gave us great feedback. In March of this year, we won the Harvard education Bridge competition placing 2nd out of over 70 teams. These events lead us to where we are today, and, while typing this, Google Bots are indexing the 200 papers and more than 1000 public comments on our platform we have already. This would have not been possible without you!
One of the major goals of Open Rev. is to foster discussions surrounding scientific papers in such a way that they can be provided to future generations. We allow scientists worldwide to assess and comment on scientific advances instantly, share and build knowledge and drive research further. The platform also leverages the full potential of open access material making an excellent case for why research results should be open to the public. And not to forget, open review can provide a true alternative to the so-often criticized closed peer-review system that almost all major journals have in place.
Tell us what you think, invite your friends interested in science and give us feedback - good or bad. Help us shape Open Rev. and turn it into a superior platform for students and scientists.
Thank you for sharing our vision and we look forward to continuing this journey with you.
All the best,
The Open Rev. Team
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Posted by erik on Sun, 2014-08-10 14:51