Sciety product news 22/01/2024

5 months ago   •   1 min read

By Mark Williams

The latest in preprint innovations from sciety.org, the home of public preprint evaluation.

🚀 What's new?

  • Journal articles that have been a preprint will show, in the paper activity page feed. We recently heard that one of the big concerns from our audience is "how can we trust the process of science?" and that preprint evaluation is one valuable way to "show the way  that papers evolve over time due to feedback".  The Sciety Article Activity Feed shows this process and now journal articles that have been a preprint will now show up in the feed.
  • We are using a new Discovery API from Sciety Labs for recommended papers. Each article and list on Sciety contains links to related papers. The API update makes this functionality more rubust, has extended preprint server support and can show related articles for any article in Crossref with title and abstract. It also means in future we could show links only to articles that have been evaluated.
  • We have improved caching policies, avoiding error responses.
  • The eLife Reviewed Preprint platform has an avatar, aiding easier identification.

🔭 What's next?

  • We are adding the ability for groups to convene their own lists.
  • We're leading the charge modelling what good preprint review metadata looks like as part of a working group convened after the recent Building a technological foundation for preprint review event hosted by our friends at EuropePMC and ASAPbio.
  • We'll be looking at adding more preprint reviews from more groups to continue showcasing global preprint review.
Preprint review activity month by month on Sciety

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