ABCDEF Publishing

“By mutual confidence and mutual aid, Great deeds are done, and great discoveries made.”—Homer, “The Iliad”.

Scientists write research articles, process ethics reviews, evaluate proposals and research, and seek funding. Various solutions have been proposed to address these issues, employing decentralized science (DeSci) in an independent organization built on the blockchain. Decentralized approaches that exploit these developments offer potentially profound improvements to the troubled scientific ecosystem.

Here, we propose a system that integrates ethics reviews, peer reviews, and funding in a decentralized manner, based on Web3 technology. This new method, named ABCDEF publishing, would enhance the speed, fairness, and transparency of scientific research and publishing.