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.

Project status
Review process
  • Review requested by
  • Reviewer selected by
  • Public interaction
  • Author response
  • Decision
    Binary decision
Review policy
  • Review coverage
    Complete paper
  • Reviewer identity known to
    Editor or service
  • Competing interests
    Not included
Social Networks
Review features
  • Manuscript hosting
  • 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.

  • Review of code or data
  • 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
  • Number of scholarly outputs commented on
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