We are about empowering everyday scientists by giving them a platform to amplify their view of what makes new science great and what findings need to be evaluated more carefully.
Goals and intentions
Mainstream adoption of a critical attitude toward published science
Beautiful, impactful, featureful medium for expression
Reffit's goal is to absorb the low-key, informal and honest tone of
journal club criticism onto a platform where the discussion can be
shared and distilled. The comments are free-form, but the site allows
commenters to specify whether their comment was positive or negative,
and whether it referred to a paper's reproducibility, novelty or
coolness, and that metadata is used to get a numerical summary of
Review requested by
Reviewer selected by
Opportunity for author response
Reviewer identity known to
Review of code or data
Completely open. A reputation system for reviews being planned.
Tags or badges
Criteria for inclusion
Any user can initiate a discussion about any paper. Inclusion doesn't mean much, but frontpage sorting suggests broad engagement.