Decentralized Open-Access Platform

ScholarChain is a Decentralized Open-Access Publication Platform built on decentralized and distributed technologies of blockchain and IPFS file sharing systems.

The ownerships of the published papers, reviews, and comments on the papers, belong to the authors, readers and reviewers.

With distributed editing, all authors can be editors as well.

On ScholarChain, key stakeholders are incentivized to participate in a meaningful and substantive manner by earning credits and rewards through self-motivated interactions.

ScholarChain makes use of blockchain technology to set up an incentive scheme to encourage participations by authors, readers and reviewers.

Anyone who has an authorized ScholarChain account has the right to publish and comment on any paper in the system.

ScholarChain provides a publicly decentralized environment in which a seamless scientific discussion can take place between accredited members of the research community

All files are hosted on the InterPlanetary File System with public HTTP gateways and everyone is welcome to mirror them. The files stay retrievable through any IPFS by the address saved in the blockchain.

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Web of Open Science

Web of Open Science (WOOS) is a publishing house founded on the paradigm of Open Science, the main tasks of which are open access, sharing and promotion of science and research, transparency in peer review, open approach to science assessment, public control over the quality of scientific publications, development of interdisciplinary studies, raising the citation. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to open up scientific communication—to make it faster, more efficient, more connected and more useful than ever before.

Publish and Evaluate with ScholarChain, an innovative platform for open scientific publication and interactive assessment that uses AI technology and Blockchain

All articles published in WOOS journals can be linked from external sources, scanned by search engines, re-used by text mining applications or websites, blogs,  etc. free of charge under the sole condition of proper accreditation of the source and original publisher.

WOOS publish high quality, rigorously peer-reviewed Open Access (OA) research across all disciplines. Publishing OA in a WOOS means researchers benefit from:

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  • Check Rigorous peer review; 
  • Check Expert editorial boards; 
  • Check Creative Commons licensing options; 
  • Check Article metrics
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Format-Free Submission

When you publish with us you can upload your research in any standard format, including Word, rich text format (rtf), open document format (odt).
We work to increase the openness and accessibility of your research and make the publishing process as simple as possible.
Web of Open Science has an open and progressive approach to research at all stages of the research process.
  • We are committed to publishing all research that is sound and valid, including negative research and replication studies.
  • The aim is to open up more opportunities and aid accessibility for all readers.
  • All WOOS articles include a Public Interest Statement to help readers easily understand and engage with research.
  • Your research can be submitted ‘format-free’ and our Production team take care of the formatting for you.
Artificial intelligence.

Meet our AI assistent editor

Our AI engine constantly surfs the web to gather, regroup, categorize, tag and rank science data from all major science data sources.

It computes relationships between science articles and data found on the web using a vector space model and hierarchical clustering.

It then automatically determines in which category each data item belongs using a Naive Bayes classifier.

Finally, it examines multiple parameters for each data group.

The result is an score which represents the relative importance of a data item.

The AI engine leverages the power of deep neural networks trained from the ground up on academic content that deliver unparalleled precision.

Augmenting the AI engine are expert-crafted algorithms that ensure explainability.

Backed by editorial expertise, this hybrid design delivers unmatched performance.

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24-7 continuous editorial workflow
Instant AI-powered checks for editorial decision making
and AI Editing ensures efficiencies across
the editorial workflow.
AI assistent with live editor fallback

WOOS Open Access Policy

All WOOS Journals are published under an Open Access Journal Policy with a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported License.

All articles published by WOOS are made immediately available worldwide under an open access license. This means:

  • Check everyone has free and unlimited access to the full-text of all articles; 
  • Check everyone is free to re-use the published material; 
  • Check open access publication is supported by the authors' institutes; 

You Are Free:

  • to Share — to copy, distribute and transmit the work;
  • to Use — in whole or partially the article(s); 

Under The Following Conditions:

  • Attribution and citation — You must attribute and cite the work(s) specifying author(s) name, journal, title of the article, publisher, year  (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work);

Advantages of Open Access for Authors

  • The High Availability and Visibility 
  • The Higher Citation Impact
  • Lower Publishing Costs
  • Faster Publication  


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How ScholarChain is Built

It's powered by AI engine.
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Meet our Implementation Team
Jeff Heaphy

Jeff Heaphy

Chief Happiness Officer
Katharine Holmes



Enterprise Project Manager
Jeremy Butler



AI Implementation Consultant
Jennifer Farren



AI Implementation Consultant

Data volumes continue to grow exponentially and soon the centralized cloud architecture will not be able to cope. ScholarChain uses blockchain to record document metadata, operation commands sent from nodes, and to provide consensus on the order of operations. ScholarChain uses its own directed acylcic graph based distributed ledger technology (DLT) that offers a better solution than other blockchain approaches which suffer from certain security vulnerabilities and other systemic weaknesses.

Virtual Machine

Above the blockchain layer is the virtual machine. ScholarChain uses the virtual machine to define new operations without changing the underlying blockchain system. A virtual machine uses document and command metadata for blockchain operations and performs these operations appropriately. ScholarChain uses the Ethereum Virtual Machine (EVM).


Above the virtual machine is the routing layer. The main function of this layer is to allow a virtual machine to retrieve document addresses in storage. ScholarChain split requests to retrieve documents from storage actions. ScholarChain uses Distributed Hashtag (DHT) to store routing files, a subset of publishing nodes, blockchain network nodes, IPFS storage nodes. When a virtual machine sends a resolution request to an address to the routing layer, the article is searched for by the hash value sent by the virtual machine. The address of the storage sites is then obtained


The highest level of ScholarChain is the storage layer that uses the actual document data. Each document is signed by the owner's private key. Because documents are stored outside the blockchain, ScholarChain can support the storage of documents of any size and different storage methods can be used. Multiple forms of data storage can be applied to the storage layer. The decentralized storage system for IPFS is always on to provide access to documents


Accreditation and Rating

The accreditation of scientists needs to be reliable and as transparent as privacy protection allows.

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PGP signed message from known public key

Personal key exchange with ScholarChain affiliates

Their public posting key is openly linked with details of their accreditation, and from then on, their content will not be filtered on ScholarChain any more.

ScholarChain will also verify the proofs for the ranking where necessary. Proofs can for example be made by institutional or corporate websites in combination with email addresses, or copies of documents and publications.

The algorithms for the rankings, and how each different factor like titles, impact points, community ranking, publications, reviews and self-proclaimed expertise is weighted, will be transparently developed by a scientific advisory board.

The data is public, so other algorithms can be used for different kinds of weightings.

We'll also review every interaction with your bot and ensure it's providing answers directly sourced from your website. We'll even provide you with an full audit trail so you can double-check our work.

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Web of Open Science

aims to develop and deploy automated tools to assign "confidence scores" to different research results and claims.

Confidence scores measure

the degree to which a particular claim or result is likely to be reproducible or replicable

and WOOS aims for reliability

equal to, or better than, the best current human expert methods.
WOOS - the right choice

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We evaluate research on scientific validity, strong methodology, and high ethical standards—not perceived significance.


Efficient editorial assessment and fast publication are important to scientific advancement—that's why we work hard to continue to improve our times.


WOOS  articles are available to everyone, immediately and without restriction. With more than two million site visitors each month and over one million citations in the past five years, you can be sure your study will reach its intended audience.


We publish in many subject areas across science, engineering, medicine and the related social sciences and humanities. Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary research, negative and null results are all in scope.


With WOOS, you can Open opportunities for your community to see, cite, share, and build upon your science: publish your data, get early feedback on preprints, and contextualize research by publishing the peer review history. We'll provide the tools for tracking and sharing your progress.

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Welcome for new editors

As a journal editor, you play a vital part in the academic publishing process. At WOOS, we strive to honor your editorial contribution by applying analytics to help institutions and professionals advance healthcare, open science and improve performance for the benefit of humanity. We hope that you will enjoy your new role. Editor Hub, together with Editors’ Update and the expert insights from your publishing contact, will provide you with guidance on your role as editor, as well as background information about the publishing processes, WOOS in general, and the ways in which we can assist you in your role. As we move into the new year, we look forward to working closely with you to support your communities. We welcome any comments or feedback; please feel free to pass these to your publishing contact. Wish you every success in discharging this pivotal role

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Can you see yourself on our Board? If you share our mission, values, and commitment to providing a high-quality experience for our authors, we welcome your application to contribute.




Resources for Editors

Thank you for being a part of WOOS! Our journal team is here to support you every step of the way. From learning how to use our submission system to more specific questions about a manuscript, we’ve got you covered.






Authors and editors are the keystone of our business. At Web of Open Science we strive to provide the best publishing service and experience for both partners.

Resources for Authors

  • For journals please visit our  Author Services site for support and useful advice
  • You can also find out more about authoring with our  Open Access  publishing engine ScholarChain

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Transparent rules and processes

More transparency allows us to have an informed collective discussion on what we as a community find reasonable.

The WOOS editors are compensated for their labour

Editorial work can be a very demanding task.

The WOOS model offers full transparency of the entire process

This transparency includes an entry on the costs of the review process of articles.

Our costs in terms of publishing and non-publishing activities (Technology and Innovation), defined as follows.
Technology and innovation: Major product innovation and development work that goes substantially beyond incremental improvements to the existing website and products
Publishing costs, including the below:

  • Check Payments to editors: WOOS journals pays the Editor-in-Chief and all of the Deputy Editors for their time, as well as all of the Senior Editors and all of the Reviewing Editors; 
  • Check Staff and outsourcing: Staff directly involved in handling submissions and published articles, and supporting outsourced providers; 
  • Check Online systems: The cost of operating the third-party systems that process the submissions and published articles; 
  • Check Article processing: Other publishing costs, including management of the editorial and article-processing teams, and routine maintenance of online systems; 
  • Check Features: All the costs of non-research-article material on our website, including Insights, Editorials, Feature Articles, Podcasts, and digests; 
  • Check Marketing: All marketing activities, including staff costs, related to promoting the journal and its content, as well as mission-related communication and advocacy; 

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Why to choose Web of Open Science

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  • Check Rapid publication 
  • Check Lifetime hosting 
  • Check Free indexing service 
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  • Check More citations 
  • Check Search engine friendly 
  • Check Transparent rules and processes 

Partner with us

Web of Open Science partners with academics, scholarly societies, universities, libraries and agents worldwide to bring knowledge to life.

We pride ourselves on enabling our customers and authors to continue their education, contribute to the advancement of their chosen fields and perform their jobs efficiently.

To facilitate this, we provide excellent local expertise and support from our network of offices in Oxford, Brussels, Dublin, Sofia, Varna, New York, Philadelphia, Boca Raton, Boston, Melbourne, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Stockholm, New Delhi and Johannesburg.

To help you find out more about what it means to work with Web of Open Science, we’ve put together information on how we can help you: whether you’re a potential author, have a gem of an idea for a new journal, or you’re a librarian wondering how to get the most from the resources we publish.

Societies and partnerships

Our goal is to help you realize and exceed the aspirations and ambitions you have for your society or association by helping you make the most of your publishing program. We provide our society and association partners with information, advice, and exclusive benefits to serve their authors and members, and our high-quality services are tailored to the real challenges and opportunities you face.

If you would like to discuss a possible partnership with Web of Open Science, please contact us.

As part of a partnership with Web of Open Science and Routledge, we offer a Publishing Partnership Program where we send you regular personalized publication performance updates, tips and best practice for editors, invitations to events, information and offers related to your interests and opportunities to provide input into new features and services.



Partnership with us brings economies of scale, cutting-edge publishing technology, world class marketing and global sales reach, whilst preserving the attention to detail and personal touch that the research community associates with your journal.

What We Value

Our service makes information more accessible, increases productivity and modernizes systems. Our partners are relieved and delighted that the all the scientific results are available easily and quickly leaving everyone more gratified and empowered. We believe that harnessing AI technology to serve the needs of open science will elevate the learning experience and lead to greater academic achievement.

Web of Open Science partners with world-class authors, from leading scientists and researchers, to scholars and professionals operating at the top of their fields. Together, we publish in all areas of the Humanities, Social Sciences, Behavioural Sciences, Science, Technology and Medicine sectors.

Why Publish with WOOS?

Your research makes an impact. Our goal is to share all excellent science as broadly and effectively as possible to accelerate discovery and lead a transformation in research communication.



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...Based on the merit of your science and everything that goes into it. Tell the full story of your science through your research questions, protocols, data, and even negative outcomes to build a foundation for replicable research.




...To make the biggest impact. More than 23% of WOOS articles earned media coverage in 2020. Broad visibility and openness help researchers, funders, policymakers, and the general public discover your research and realize its potential.




...For researchers of every career stage, discipline, and demographic to make an impact. We’re breaking new ground to make sharing research easier, more efficient, and fair for all authors.




...In how, when, and what you decide to publish. From preprints to published peer review history, you customize your experience to share your work earlier and add context.




...For the work you already do. Track your contributions automatically through CRediT and ORCID and use article-level-metrics to demonstrate the impact of your work when you need it most.



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