Science Revolution in the Blockchain
Orvium unlocks the full potential of a decentralized, fair, transparent and competitive market, free of biases, oligopolies and private interests.
Scientific work is available from the moment it is submitted. Orvium establishes an independent, decentralized and immutable time-stamped proof of existence, authorship and ownership.
Full lifecycle traceability
A public trace of all the activity is kept in the blockchain: submission, revisions, accepted and rejected peer reviews, copyright and user license changes, etc.
Authors select license and own the copyright
Orvium produces bespoke licensing models by design. The model is always the author's own decision.
Research Data and Process
Orvium empowers scientists to share their complete studies by making available research data, code, etc. This increases scientific validity.
Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning
Orvium integrates Big Data Analytics with the blockchain. This unlocks valuable insights to improve scientific production.
Decentralized journals offer a low maintenance, highly flexible, cost effective and completely autonomous way of handling and categorizing scientific literature, while offering an additional line of business for authors and editors.
Orvium provides a collaborative framework for any single process related to the manuscript life cycle.
Involve Society in Scientific Evolution
Orvium invites the general public to redefine journals, to create challenges that increase scientific validity and to promote patronage campaigns in both the public and private sectors.
Transparent, Universal, Unbiased and Accessible Science
All transactions (e.g., submissions of manuscripts, revisions, publications, peer reviews, oracle actions, patronage results etc.) are stored on the blockchain and are accessible to anyone.
Unlocks a public, globally accessible, fully traceable and trustworthy record of the publication process at a minimal cost
Big Data & Artificial Intelligence
Leverages forefront Big Data technologies and artificial intelligence developments to take scientific validity to a completely new level. Replacing the current obsolete rules with unbiased and transparent data-driven solutions.
Open Source Framework
Orvium's source code will be published under an open source license and driven by the community.
The ORVIUM (ORV) Token
Efficient and Unbiased Business Model
ORV establishes a transparent, comprehensive and competitive business model to support global research.
Recognition and Reward
ORV enables a fair cost-distribution model to authors, ensuring reward and recognition for all participants.
Cost Effective Journals
ORV enables journals to become viable and sustainable at a low cost.
ORV ensures a continued evolution of the platform while supporting global research.
Orvium Token Publication Model
During submission periods, manuscripts (initial or new versions) are available to the whole community. Authors can offer ORV tokens to encourage the community to submit peer reviews. The number of ORV tokens offered will be determined by the author.
Reviewers can submit reviews of any manuscript at any time. Through proper analysis and public exposure to the results, Orvium allows both public recognition of reviewers’ work and a reward in the form of Orvium tokens.
Copyright and License
Orvium gives authors full control over licensing and copyright. If a paid licensing model is chosen, journals and/or readers pay ORV tokens for accessing the content.
Authors can share the data used in their research. They are able to select the licensing and copyright model that suits them best. This data-licensing freedom will facilitate a new research data-market. This will effectively help authors reduce costs at the same time as earning rewards for their work, which will then serve as the basis for others’ economic benefit.
Decentralized Autonomous Journals
Smart Contract-Based Journals
Journals are managed as decentralized autonomous organizations by smart contracts. These are defined transparently by contributors, who offer ORV tokens and receive specific Journal Tokens.
Open and Transparent Management
The management rules are publicly available. Journal tokens empower contributors by providing decision-making capabilities using a variety of voting and participation schemas.
Benefits are Shared Among Contributors
Contributors earn revenue based on their contributions and the rules defined in the smart contract. The operational costs associated with reviews, copyright agreements and Orvium Licenses are covered by the owner’s stake.