In a nutshell
SciPost (https://scipost.org) is a top-quality next-generation Genuine Open Access publication portal managed by professional scientists. Its principles, ideals and implementation can be found at https://scipost.org/about and https://scipost.org/FAQ.
SciPost operates on an entirely not-for-profit basis, and charges neither subscription fees nor article processing charges; instead, its activities are financed through a cost-slashing consortial model. Details of the sponsorship scheme and how to join can be found at https://scipost.org/sponsors or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Goals and intentions
SciPost was born out of the recognition that the currently available publishing infrastructure does not properly serve the interests of science, and that these are best served by scientists themselves.
The initiative aims to reform all aspects related to scientific publishing. In particular, SciPost's mission is to:
- Implement Genuine Open Access
- Clean up the business model of scientific publishing
- Reform refereeing methods and habits
- Reform impact assessment methods and habits.
What is reviewed
Review of data or code