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Smart Papers: Dynamic publications on the Blockchain

Smart Papers: Dynamic publications on the Blockchain
Smart Papers: Dynamic publications on the Blockchain
Distributed Ledgers (DLs), also known as blockchains, provide decentralised, tamper-free registries of transactions among partners that distrust each other. For the scientific community, DLs have been proposed to decentralise and make more transparent each step of the scientific workflow. For the particular case of dissemination and peer-reviewing, DLs can provide the cornerstone to realise open decentralised publishing systems where social interactions between peers are tamper-free, enabling trustworthy computation of bibliometrics. In this paper, we propose the use of DL-backed smart contracts to track a subset of social interactions for scholarly publications in a decentralised and reliable way, yielding Smart Papers. We show how our Smart Papers approach complements current models for decentralised publishing, and analyse cost implications.
304-318
Springer
Hoffman, Michal R.
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Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis
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Fryer, Huw
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Simperl, Elena
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Hoffman, Michal R.
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Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis
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Fryer, Huw
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Simperl, Elena
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Hoffman, Michal R., Ibanez Gonzalez, Luis, Fryer, Huw and Simperl, Elena (2018) Smart Papers: Dynamic publications on the Blockchain. In The Semantic Web: 15th International Conference, ESWC 2018, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 3–7, 2018, Proceedings. vol. 10843, Springer. pp. 304-318.

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Abstract

Distributed Ledgers (DLs), also known as blockchains, provide decentralised, tamper-free registries of transactions among partners that distrust each other. For the scientific community, DLs have been proposed to decentralise and make more transparent each step of the scientific workflow. For the particular case of dissemination and peer-reviewing, DLs can provide the cornerstone to realise open decentralised publishing systems where social interactions between peers are tamper-free, enabling trustworthy computation of bibliometrics. In this paper, we propose the use of DL-backed smart contracts to track a subset of social interactions for scholarly publications in a decentralised and reliable way, yielding Smart Papers. We show how our Smart Papers approach complements current models for decentralised publishing, and analyse cost implications.

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Accepted/In Press date: 3 March 2018
Published date: 3 June 2018

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Local EPrints ID: 422826
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/422826
PURE UUID: aecce3fb-f827-4c96-a8f9-0376a61db72b
ORCID for Elena Simperl: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0003-1722-947X

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Date deposited: 06 Aug 2018 16:30
Last modified: 07 Aug 2018 00:30

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Author: Michal R. Hoffman
Author: Luis Ibanez Gonzalez
Author: Huw Fryer
Author: Elena Simperl ORCID iD

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