Orvium — Making Science Open and Transparent
The current scientific publishing industry is one of the most profitable in the world. The world’s largest academic publisher grew its profits to more than £900 million last year. Moreover, the existing publication model has several problems affecting science, including high publication costs (thousands of dollars); copyrights don’t belong to authors but to publishers; a long, non-transparent and often biased publication process and peers; lack of reward and recognition to reviewers.
What is Orvium?
Orvium is the first open source and decentralized framework for managing the life cycles of scientific publications and relevant data. Orvium opens the whole potential of a decentralized, fair, transparent and competitive market without prejudices, oligopolies and private interests.
Orvium uses blockchain technologies and decentralized storage to create a completely open, trackable and credible record of the publishing process. Each relevant action in the publishing process will be recorded in a blockchain and available to everyone, which will make science more transparent, universal and open than ever before.