A unique Impact Factor Protocol
for the academic world
making Impact Factors immutable and controlled by academics
Knowledge should be open.
Governed by trustable Open Impact Factors with fair rewards for all stakeholders.
The Imagjn Ecosystem
Science drives innovation. Unfortunately, scientific knowledge is locked behind closed doors. The current system requires academics to publish in high impact journals. This is inefficient knowledge sharing. It is slow, bureaucratic and requires academics to give away their copyright. Above all, it is very expensive. Each university has to pay 2-7 millions of euros per year in public money to obtain access to that research which was paid by them in the first place. It is a 32 billion market, controlled by five publishers who have a higher profit margin than Google. Money that could have been spent on research.
Imagjn open knowledge, where everybody has access to all scientific papers without artificial barriers such as paywalls. To do that, we have to change the rules in how we judge scientific impact. We should no longer focus on where someone publishes. Instead, we should focus on what someone publishes. Therefore, We want to move from a Journal Impact Factor to an Open Impact Factor, controlled and owned by academics. We develop a platform that simplifies writing, citing, reviewing and publishing scientific papers, making knowledge freely available to anyone. Therefore, the Imagjn Open Impact Factor Protocol (IFP) will be:
The Imagjn ecosystem will consist of the following components:
Imagjn develops a private blockchain owned and controlled by the academic world, where actors can be in full control over the individual Impact Factor.
The Distributed Ledger Technology ensures immutable but transparent Impact Factors, which will become the new norm for the academic world.
The academic community will be able to collaborate effectively and efficiently, speeding up the peer-review process from years to weeks, enabling instant publications.
Mark van Rijmenam
Founder & CEO
Mark van Rijmenam is the founder of Datafloq. He is an expert on AI, Blockchain and Big Data, a highly sought-after speaker and co-author of the book ‘Blockchain: Transforming Your Business and Our World‘. He is named a global top 10 Big Data influencer and one of the most influential Blockchain people.
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