This is the second post in the Intro to Sciety series, where we explore the development of the application.
Imagine being a group evaluating scientific preprints. In order to reach readers, you would you need to set up your own web presence and to have the technical resources to maintain it.
Or you are a reader interested in discovering the latest opinions on preprints, and you have to continually scour the internet to find them.
This is where Sciety comes in: to establish a single convenient place that meets all the above needs at its core; and many more.
Currently, users can search for topics of interest and find a diverse collection of refereed preprints, rapid reviews, highlights and automated screenings. As the development of Sciety progresses, we expect it to become a central place to sift through the endless flow of information on the internet. This will become important in a world where open, post-publication assessment is the norm.
We will not only help existing groups increase their readership, we can provide support to help overcome the barriers of producing evaluations. This means with Sciety, you focus on evaluating and posting your output; and we handle the rest.
Sciety aggregates evaluations from across the web, giving you a central space to discover what you care about and increase your knowledge. You can follow groups to stay up to date with new trends.
Sciety is a tool that brings together evaluation and curation in one place to help everyone navigate the preprint landscape.