Introducing Orvium - Decentralised Science Platform for Researchers and Authors

in cryptocurrency •  4 months ago
One of the potent ways to drive development is the rapid dissemination of information. Continuous changes have been happening in information technology during the last half of the 20th century, particularly since the 1960s and 1970s, which has made the means of collecting and disseminating information very effective. These changes have positively affected the society in many ways, particularly in the scientific field. Several innovative products and efficient solutions have been developed due to the removal of barriers between innovators, thereby promoting a free exchange of ideas within the community to drive creative, scientific and technological advancement. An example is the WordPress blog hosting platform that powers more than 25% of the world's websites 1.

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However, the current model of scientific publishing has severely hampered the growth of the industry. Many researchers and authors fear that their work will not be given the recognition it deserves which potentially lowers their morale. Also, access to many scientific papers are subscription-based, which, in most cases cannot be afforded by researchers in low- and middle-income (LMI) countries. The high subscription costs hinder them from having access to the latest scientific discoveries and their ability to use the current knowledge to make their research more substantial 2.

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It is the information that is available and accessible that can drive innovation, not those locked behind paywalls. That is why Orvium is launching its platform to cater for these needs and more. The platform is decentralized, thereby ensuring that publishing firms do not continue to hold researchers to ransom any longer. As the authors are given the copyrights of their work through Orvium, they are free to control its use. And given the act that every researcher loves his work to be discovered and used, they can distribute them readily. This platform also enables them to receive full recognition or their work through peer review and in terms of setting fair prices. Thus, we’re seeing a solution to the problems that have plagued the scientific publishing industry or years.

In the next articles, we will look at how the platform meets these needs. Meanwhile, more information can be gotten from the website, Telegram Group and ANN Thread.


This article was written by Paul Omits. You can reach out or check my profile (fempat) on BitcoinTalk.
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