We are happy to announce that the revised version of the Pubfair paper is now available.

A distributed framework for open publishing services

Version 2, November 27, 2019

Authored by Tony Ross-Hellauer, Benedikt Fecher, Kathleen Shearer, and Eloy Rodrigues

Pubfair is a conceptual model for a modular, distributed open source publishing framework which builds upon the content contained in the network of repositories to enable the dissemination and quality-control of a range of research outputs including publications, data, and more. Pubfair aims to introduce significant innovation into scholarly publishing. It enables different stakeholders (funders, institutions, scholarly societies, individuals scientists) to access a suite of functionalities to create their own dissemination channels, with built in open review and transparent processes. The model minimizes publishing costs while maintaining academic standards by connecting communities with iterative publishing services linked to their preferred repository.

This is the 2nd version of a paper that was originally published and made open for community comment on the COAR website on September 3, 2019.

We received and reviewed over 25 comments from community members and there was a lot of very useful and valuable feedback which we have incorporated into the revised version.

One of the major revisions was to try to re-articlate Pubfair as a framework (rather than a platform). That is, to describe Pubfair as a distributed content layer, connected to a variety of diverse assessment and dissemination services. This is more in-line with the architecture envisioned through the NGR work.

We would like to thank all of those who provided their valuable input.

As a next step, COAR will continue to work with the NGR Expert Group and other partners on profiling and implementing Pubfair and other models that aim to develop value added services on the distributed repository network.

If you would like to contact the authors of Pubfair, please send an email to office@coar-repositories.org

See also the Spanish version