FOSE: a framework for open science evaluation

Pre-publication peer review of scientific literature in its present state suffers from a lack of evaluation validity and transparency to the community. Inspired by social networks, we propose a framework for the open exc
Pre-publication peer review of scientific literature in its present state suffers from a lack of evaluation validity and transparency to the community. Inspired by social networks, we propose a framework for the open exchange of post-publication evaluation to complement the current system. We first formulate a number of necessary conditions that should be met by any design dedicated to perform open scientific evaluation. To introduce our framework, we provide a basic data standard and communication protocol. We argue for the superiority of a provider-independent framework, over a few isolated implementations, which allows the collection and analysis of open evaluation content across a wide range of diverse providers like scientific journals, research institutions, social networks, publishers websites, and more. Furthermore, we describe how its technical implementation can be achieved by using existing web standards and technology. Finally, we illustrate this with a set of examples and discuss further potential.
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Author:Alexander Walther, Jasper J. F. van den Bosch
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-267458
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fncom.2012.00032
ISSN:1662-5188
Parent Title (English):Frontiers in computational neuroscience
Publisher:Frontiers Research Foundation
Place of publication:Lausanne
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2012/06/27
Date of first Publication:2012/06/27
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/10/10
Volume:6
Issue:32
Pagenumber:8
First Page:1
Last Page:8
Note:
Copyright: © 2012 Walther and van den Bosch. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial License, which permits non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in other forums, provided the original authors and source are credited.
Institutes:Medizin
Dewey Decimal Classification:000 Informatik, Informationswissenschaft, allgemeine Werke
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung 3.0

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