In a nutshell

The Winnower is an open access online scholarly publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. We think transparency from start to finish is critical in scientific communication.  Our aim is to revolutionize science by breaking down the barriers to scientific communication through cost-effective and transparent publishing for scholars.

Goals and intentions

The Winnower looks to turn the current system upside down with a platform that will foster transparency and communication by using open post-publication peer review for every paper we publish.

What is reviewed
  • Review of data or code


  • Manuscript hosting


Review features
  • Notes

    With The Winnower, the scientific publishing process has become a "do it yourself" (DIY) endeavor. Authors upload their finished work to the website, where it is then immediately available to be read and reviewed by the Winnower community. Once reviewed, authors will have the ability to revise their works before a final paper is posted and given a digital object identifier (DOI). Additionally, reviews will be open for the duration of the paper's life, while article-level metrics and the reviews themselves will track the importance and accuracy of the paper. Content published with The Winnower will be licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license.

  • Eligible reviewers/editors

    All who register

  • Tags or badges


  • Criteria for inclusion

    Publish your research, class essays, peer reviews, grants, letters, how-to articles, conference summaries, conference talks, blogs - whatever format you choose.

  • Cost


  • Explanation of cost

Social Networks
  • Number of scholarly outputs commented on


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