Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers, "gold" and "hybrid". It:
Paperity is the way towards more efficient scholarly communication in all research fields, from Sciences, Technology, Medicine, to Social Sciences, to Humanities and Arts. Our ultimate goal is to aggregate 100% of Open Access literature, published in any place around the world, in any field of research. For latest news, see Paperity Blog or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Accessibility. All articles indexed by Paperity are Open Access (OA). This is a deliberate choice. Scholars are fed up with paywalls and demand easy access to all literature they need, especially that this literature is produced by themselves. Scholarly communication wants to be open, because openness is not about cost, it is about freedom of scientific investigation.
The Open Access movement has gained already a strong foothold in academia and its constant growth indicates that in a few years from now toll-access publications will simply disappear, or convert.
Universality. Paperity is multi-disciplinary and covers all fields of research. Today, scholars need wide access to literature, from many different fields, even from outside of their core research area. Research has become interdisciplinary and the most ground-breaking discoveries tend to happen on the crossroads of different fields.
Academic services need to catch up. Every tool that aims at facilitating access to literature must be multi-disciplinary in order to be really helpful. That is how Paperity works. After the Open Access movement tore down the paywalls that obstructed access to scholarship, Paperity now breaks down the walls that has traditionally separated different disciplines and impeded communication between researchers of different specialties.
Integrity and high quality of the corpus. Paperity makes sure to index only genuine scholarly literature. Thanks to our original technology, we collect detailed information about every document to be included and pay close attention not to pollute the collection with irrelevant entries. In Paperity, you will never find student assignments, business presentations or cooking recipes classified as scholarly papers. Importantly, Paperity assigns permanent addresses (URLs) to article pages and ensures they will never change, such that everyone can safely link to them without the risk they would become invalid, as is often the case with original article pages on publishers' websites.
EBSCO Information Services is a major global provider of bibliographical services for academic and research libraries. Paperity shares with EBSCO the information about all the aggregated journals and EBSCO includes them – together with links to Paperity profiles – in EBSCO A-to-Z, a catalog of journal titles, used by libraries and library users around the world to facilitate their access to journals.
WorldCat operated by OCLC is a global catalog of library collections and the world's largest network of library content and services. Paperity shares metadata of all the articles with OCLC for subsequent inclusion in WorldCat and in other bibliographical services provided by OCLC to academic institutions. See the list of Paperity entries in WorldCat.
Altmetric (www.altmetric.com) is the leading provider of alternative metrics of research impact. Altmetric tracks online mentions of Paperity pages of articles and measures online attention they receive in social media (Facebook, Twitter etc.), with calculation of the Altmetric score for each of them. This helps authors demonstrate their research impact soon after publication and build academic track record. Alternative metrics complement traditional citation-based metrics and gain growing popularity among academic institutions as a simple yet effective way to measure personal impact of individual researchers.
StrikePlagiarism.com and Plagiat.pl (strikeplagiarism.com, plagiat.pl) are leading providers of anti-plagiarism software, offering their services in Europe, Asia and Latin America, and cooperating with more than 250 universities around the world. Paperity helps them fight academic fraud by providing bibliographical data of reference works for anti-plagiarism checks. Thanks to this cooperation, journals included in Paperity enjoy greater anti-plagiarism protection and benefit from an increased number of accurate citations that correctly reference their publications.
CERMINE (cermine.ceon.pl) is one of the most sophisticated tools for the analysis of scholarly PDFs and a central element of our tool chain that helps us deliver the best user experience. Kudos to the CERMINE team at the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM), Warsaw, Poland, for their great work.
Marcin Wojnarski, Founder and CEO.
Data Scientist and researcher. Medalist of the International Mathematical Olympiad, laureate of the EU Contest for Young Scientists, inventor of a market-leading technology for Big Data compression. Awarded multiple times for his achievements by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of Poland. Before founding Paperity, he developed TunedIT, a data & algorithm sharing site for data scientists, with support for reproducible experiments and online competitions. Proponent of Open Access, Open Data and Open Science. Author of numerous academic papers in Data Science and Machine Learning; reviewer for journals and conferences. LinkedIn.
Prateek Mahalwar, Scientific Advisor.
Researcher at The Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology – works on pattern formation in zebrafish in the lab of Nobel Prize laureate Prof. Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard. Besides his PhD research, Prateek belongs to the steering committee of PhDnet (a national organization of doctoral students) in the Max Planck Society. He joined the Open Access movement as a co-organizer of Berlin 11 satellite conference, 2013 in Berlin. He is involved in advocating and educating about Open Access among early stage researchers and as an advisory group member of the eLife journal.
Natalia Norori, Communications Specialist.
Medical student at Universidad Latina in San Jose, Costa Rica. Open Access proponent with a major interest in global health, medical research and development. Collaborating with other Open Access projects: the Journal of Young Investigators and OA Button.
Sebastian Stawicki, Content Developer.
Doctoral student and research assistant at the University of Warsaw, Poland. Graduated in Mathematics and Computer Science. As a participant of a national research project that aimed at building open web platform for hosting scientific resources, he investigated the ways of semantic analysis of scholarly literature and automatic extraction of semantic data. His other research interests include machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Selcuk Ayguney, Web Developer.
Software geek and web guru with 20 years of experience. Formerly a founder of a software house and several successful startups.
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