Smart Contract Based Academic Paper Review System
The centralized and opaque nature of the existing peer review systems and academic management practices of journals have led to various transparency and accountability issues. In this work, we propose a novel smart- contract-based review system that stores data using blockchain and web applications. The proposed method can realize transparent operation of the academic paper review process and improve the quality of research through comparisons of opinions, research communication, and reviewer compensation. In addition, the data generated during dissertation review processes can be accessed transparently, while ensuring security of the generated data.
KeywordsSmart contract Blockchain Review of academic papers Academic communication Transparency
This research was supported by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Korea, under the Information Technology Research Center support program (IITP-2018-2016-0-00304) supervised by the Institute for Information & communications Technology Promotion.
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