Plan of action
Building feom a 'best feasible plan'...
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What is this Unjournal?... See: In a nutshell ​
What we need our pilot (~12 months) to demonstrate

Building EA-aligned research 'unjournal'

Setup and team

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Build founding committee​
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Define the broad scope of our research interest and key overriding principles. Light-touch, to also be attractive to aligned academics
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Build "editorial-board-like" teams with subject/area expertise
Status: Mostly completed/decided for pilot phase
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Create a set of rules for 'submission and management'

  • which projects enter the review system (relevance, minimal quality, stakeholders, any red lines or 'musts')
  • how projects are to be submitted:
  • how reviewers are to be assigned and compensated
Status: Mostly completed/decided for pilot phase; will review after initial trial
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Rules for reviews/assessments

  • To be done on the chosen open platform (Kotahi/Sciety) unless otherwise infeasible
  • Share, advertise, promote this, have efficient meetings and presentations
    • Establish links to all open-access bibliometric initiatives (to the extent feasible)
  • Harness and encourage additional tools for quality assessment, considering cross-links to prediction markets/Metaculus, to coin-based 'ResearchHub', etc.
Status: Mostly completed/decided for pilot phase; will review after initial trial
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Further steps

Key next steps (pasted from FTX application)
Aside: 'Academic-level' work for EA research orgs (building on post at "onscienceandacademia.org")
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Building EA-aligned research 'unjournal'
Setup and team
Create a set of rules for 'submission and management'
Rules for reviews/assessments
Further steps