In a nutshell

Plaudit allows researchers to publicly endorse academic research, and makes this data openly available. This provides a clear, simple and accessible signal about the quality of an academic work, that builds on the knowledge of your academic peers rather than the reputation of the journal it is published in.

Goals and intentions

Plaudit was created to improve the incentive structure in academia, in which researchers feel pressured to publish their work in "top-tier", but often paywalled journals, or journals with a substantial publishing fee. By providing an alternative signal of quality that still relies on the expertise of your academic peers, the hope is that that pressure can be relieved.

Project status
Review process
  • Review requested by
    Non-authors
  • Reviewer selected by
    Self-nominated
  • Public interaction
    Included
  • Opportunity for author response
    Not included
  • Recommendation
    Binary decision
Review policy
  • Review coverage
    Complete paper
  • Reviewer identity known to
    Public
  • Competing interests
    Not included
Social Networks
Review features
  • Manuscript hosting
    No
  • Review of code or data
    No
  • Eligible reviewers/editors
    Anyone with an ORCID iD, willing to expose their endorsement to public scrutiny.
Results
  • Number of scholarly outputs commented on
    1,000-10,000
  • Metrics
    All endorsements are made publicly available as open data through CrossRef Event Data
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