Some of the most common questions that we received from the community include:
How is the incentive calculated and how does it improve quality and speed of the review?
The incentive for the reviewer decreases as the the quality of work decreases or the time taken to complete the work increases. We discuss the algorith in detail in our blog post
How is BioPeers owned by the participating researchers? And what does this ownership entail?
The tokens would also be associated with governance right on the platform. This would mean that reviewers who hold on to the tokens (without selling them on the market) would be democratically
able to submit proposals and vote using their tokens to change the rules of the platform.
Moreover, in the future these holders might receive additional rights such as the ability to vote and distribute small grants from the treasury to good scientific causes and projects.
As a researcher/ editor, how can I get involved?
As a researcher, there are two ways to get involved:
(i) BioPeers ambassador program: open to all. The ambassadors will help us spread the word. You will receive an exclusive ambassador badge NFT for this. Sign-up here to be an ambassador.
(ii) BioPeers reviewer program: selected individuals will be added to the reviewer pool of the BioPeers platform. Open to PhD-holders. Sign-up here to be a reviewer.
As an editor, this is a unique opportunity as we will provide tokens and help onboard only one journal to our beta platform before it open to others. So, if you’re interested, write to us using this form.
I am not a researcher in biology but interested to contribute - how do I participate?
If you’re a blockchain developer and want to contribute, write to us directly at: contact.biopeers[at]gmail[dot]com
As a non-profit initiative, we will not be participating in any equity-sharing fundraising. We are self-funded (a group of researchers spread across Europe). However, if you believe in the cause and want to contribute - we will be glad accept donations in the form of BTC/ETH/DOT. Our addresses are provided below: