New platform to allow academics to publish articles directly with peer-review following. All open access.
Cofounder Pandelis Perakakis:
'"Instead of being the “gatekeepers of quality”, journals’ role should be “to detect the most interesting articles and combine them in meaningful collections for specific audiences” – at a much reduced cost.
He hoped that reviewers would be persuaded to submit open reviews not only by the lure of “doing the ethical thing” but also by the prospect of building up a public reputation as reviewers.
Reviews will be citable and readers will be able to rate them. The Libre platform will also present various metrics about article usage.'
Via Gary Motteram