Project Description

One priority use case for COAR is the development of overlay services on the distributed repository network is peer-review and publishing.

The network of repositories can be a powerful tool to promote the transformation of scholarly communication – if they act in common ways and interact with external services in the same manner across all repository platforms.

COAR is working with the Next Generation Repositories Expert Group and other interested organizations to profile the open standards and protocols needed to support a distributed architecture for peer review and other evaluation methods for repository content. In addition, COAR is participating in several initiatives to pilot publishing functionalities on repository content with the aim of defining recommended practices that will enable more widespread implementation.

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Pubfair Whitepaper