We need to replace our outdated and undemocratic scholarly publishing system.
The time is right for researchers to take back control of publishing.
Neuromatch is delighted to announce a new initiative to build an open publishing platform based on these principles:
A system owned and managed by a coalition of university libraries ensuring it is safe and reliable in the long term, and cannot be sold for profit. Community governance ensuring that it stays responsive to the needs of different types of researchers.
An inclusive system where everyone is welcome regardless of their ability to pay. No research funding wasted on inflated publisher profits.
Designed for the future. Third parties and communities can build their own journals and tools on top of an open database. A flexible, graph-based data format that allows for experiments in new types of articles and forms of peer review.
For more details, see our white paper.
We look forward to sharing more with you soon. If you would be interested in testing the system, volunteering, or would like to get involved in any way, please register your interest with our signup form. Or, contact us by email. We would particularly love to hear from university libraries and funders interested in creating an open publishing mandate.