Sciety product news 28/2023

Add important context to your preprints on Sciety

9 months ago   •   2 min read

By Mark Williams

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

๐Ÿš€ What's new?

  • โœจ Add notes to give context to your curation. We heard that when people save articles on Sciety, they wanted more ways in which to indicate why a preprint was interesting or important.

    Sciety now lets anyone communicate this when they save an article to a list

An example of a public note on an saved article

Anyone who already owns a list can add a note to an existing saved article and if you decide you want to update the note or that it's no longer relevant, you can remove the article from a list and re-add it later with new information.

๐Ÿงฉ Passing on author details via DocMaps. Sciety's mission is to showcase preprint evaluation from across the web. We're making it easier and quicker to pass on the most up-to-date review author information via Sciety's DocMaps. We're currently focussing on doing this for PREreview reviewers so that author information is visible on preprint servers like BioRxiv.

DocMaps is a framework for representing the editorial processes used to create journal articles, preprints, peer reviews, and other documents in a machine-readable, extensible, interoperable format. Sciety's DocMaps add valuable context regarding preprint evaluation and curation.

๐Ÿงช On Sciety Labs, our experimental data science platform, we can now display related articles that have been evaluated. We hope that this will provide further indicators to readers as to what research is relevant.

๐Ÿ”ญ What's next?

  • We have some exciting plans to onboard some new groups to Sciety, offering our freely available technology to enable increased visibility for Societies and Journals who are helping change the world through committing to open science and preprint review.

    We know that preprint review happens in many places across the web and is undertaken in many different ways. Sciety's role is to bring all this amazing activity together as best we can in a way that helps researchers navigate the preprint space.

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