Chronicle of Higher Education: Will Blockchain Revolutionize Scholarly Journal Publishing?

Chronicle of Higher Education: Will Blockchain Revolutionize Scholarly Journal Publishing?. “Since the 1990s, some academic netizens have predicted that open access will upend scholarly journal publishing, yet an oligopoly still dominates the $25-billion industry. Orvium, a European start-up, recently joined those taking on the giant players. It offers a publishing and business plan based on blockchain — a coding structure that embeds origins and changes within a file. The format will allow for open-access or other licensing models to be determined by each client journal’s editors. The company’s ultimate objective is ‘to be the leading publication platform for the research community while returning the benefits of science to society.'”