Paperity is the first multi-disciplinary aggregator of Open Access journals and papers, "gold" and "hybrid". It:
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 has tore down the paywalls that obstructed access to scholarship, Paperity 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 peer-reviewed scholarly literature. Thanks to our original technology, we have detailed information about every document to be included and we pay close attention not to pollute the collection with irrelevant entries. Thus, in Paperity, you will never find student assignments, business presentations or cooking recipes classified as scholarly papers. This is a unique feature. Other search engines and aggregators blindly accept every PDF found on the web, and only PubMed Central provides similar level of consistency - PMC however is limited to life sciences alone.
Paperity is under constant development. In the future, we plan to add many features that will help academics embrace fully Web 2.0 and start communicating and disseminating even more efficiently.
EBSCO Information Services is a major global provider of bibliographical services for academic and research libraries. In order to encourage the use of Open Access resources among library users, EBSCO and Paperity established cooperation: Paperity informs EBSCO about all new journals that join the aggregator and EBSCO includes them – together with hyperlinks to their Paperity profile pages – in EBSCO A-to-Z, a bibliographical catalog used by libraries and library users around the world to facilitate and manage their access to journals.
Altmetric (www.altmetric.com) is the leading provider of alternative metrics (altmetrics) of research impact. Under the partnership with Paperity, 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 the authors demonstrate their impact, even soon after the publication, and build their academic CV. Alternative metrics complement traditional citation-based metrics and gain more and more popularity in academic institutions as a simple yet effective way to measure personal impact of individual researchers.
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 entire 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 entrepreneur. 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 - the first website for data scientists that provided support for reproducible experiments and hosted online data competitions. Proponent of Open Access, Open Data and Open Science. Author of over a dozen of peer-reviewed papers; reviewer for numerous journals and conferences. For many years he has collaborated with the Group of Mathematical Logic at the University of Warsaw, led by Prof. Andrzej Skowron.
Prateek Mahalwar, Community Manager.
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 of several successful startups.
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