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.
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.
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