Sciety’s mission is to grow a network of researchers who evaluate, curate and consume scientific content in the open. In doing so, we will support several long-term changes to scientific communication:

  • Change peer review to better recognize its scholarly contribution
  • Shift the publishing decision from editors to authors
  • Move evaluation and curation activity from before to after publication

Our community-driven technology effort is producing an application that can support the changes in behaviour required to secure this future.


We use techniques popularised by extreme programming to concentrate on meeting your needs and getting feedback early.

Future direction and considerations

We gather feedback from users as we build which helps inform our future direction. Our team Miro board is publicly available and shows our current work in progress as well as the longer term roadmap.


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Stern BM, O’Shea EK (2019) A proposal for the future of scientific publishing in the life sciences. PLoS Biol 17(2): e3000116.