The Self-Journals of Science: a community platform for scientific assessment and communication

The Self-Journal of Science (SJS ) is an open non-commercial repository with free journal-like services of peer review, evaluation and classification through open and verifiable community-wide processes. 


SJS is an open multidisciplinary repository offered by an open community of volunteer researchers with many ideas to improve the way science is currently organised, communicated and, importantly, evaluated. 

Since September 2015, SJS is being governed and promoted by the original team in collaboration with OpenScholar - an open, non-profit organization of volunteer researchers. 

Posting on SJS is compatible with publishing in traditional venues. 

SJS features a unique overlay open peer review interface that enables a global and unmediated conversation for each article. 

  • SJS is free.
  • SJS is transparent (including open access).
  • SJS gives credit for every contribution and contributor. Contributors always keep the intellectual property of their contributions.
  • SJS provides versioning of articles.
  • SJS allows to write a personal account of your scientific activity.

Every scientist can be the curator of his/er own self-journal, a structured and annotated selection of scientific items, through which s/he can share a vision of his/er field and influence its evolution. With self-journals, every scientist can participate to the collective assessment of what is important in their field.

How to use SJS:

  • Sign up with a valid insitutional e-mail.
  • Add post-publication peer review to your already published articles. Get instant community feedback in near real-time to improve your pre-prints (most journals accept deposition of pre-prints, you can check on SHERPA/ROMEO)
  • Share everything you consider essential to build valid scientific knowledge, including for example: research articles, lab data, results proving the null hyptohesis, replication studies...
  • Openly review and discuss the materials uploaded by your peers and get credit for it.
  • Maintain you own self-journal on-line. Influence your field by sharing your analysis of the scientific output.

In SJS you can search for articles, preprints and data that provides journal-like services to entrust the evaluation, classification and communication of research to the unrestricted collective intelligence of the scientific community itself. 

SJS features a unique dynamic and community-managed classification system. Scientists collectively structure the body of knowledge and agree on the standard terminology of scientific concepts. Scientific knowledge becomes comprehensively navigable and all materials regarding any one topic can be unambiguously and exhaustively accessed.



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