How does eScripts contribute to the innovation process?
Every day ideas are born which have the potential to transform the world. But all too often such ideas fail to penetrate the market due to their low visibility. Bringing qualified research ideas to the research community – their potential users and implementers – in a timely manner is an essential first link in the innovation chain.
However, given that the current peer-review-based publication process typically takes several months to a few years, a great deal of valuable ideas often remain invisible or even become obsolete by the time the articles are published.
In an attempt to address this trend, European Alliance of Innovation (EAI) has introduced a novel crowd-review submission system called eScripts. The thoroughly transparent eScripts review process increases review quality by simultaneously evaluating the performance of the reviewers and the impact and exploitation potential of the published paper.
What is eScripts crowd-review?
eScripts is a novel crowd-review system based on a reviewer-bidding process whereby reviewers are chosen on the basis of open and transparent evaluation of their qualifications. Once an author submits a paper, eScripts opens a unique bidding process which makes the title and abstract of the paper publicly available to the whole community.
Thanks to the EAI community-based method of ranking and evaluating the reviewers, the eScripts bidding approach ensures the quality of the review process: each reviewer is evaluated by the crowd on his/her research and innovative performance, and top ranked reviewers are chosen.
How does eScripts benefit you and the innovation processes?
By combining web-based interactivity with the latest research on peer-review publications and with self-optimizing processes that enable fair, unbiased, transparent and autonomous review systems, eScripts substantially reduces the regular timeframe of the scientific publication cycle, thereby accelerating the transformation of research ideas into practical applications, potentially impacting both the members of the scientific community and industry innovators.
eScripts provides the author with fair and transparent evaluation of their work by only the most qualified reviewers. It also provides the author with the best available protection of his or her ideas in the WEB era - getting the idea to the public first. eScripts provides the community of reviewers with immediate and up-to-date knowledge about research trends as all abstracts are freely available.
In addition to these benefits for the authors and the community, and to providing archival services, eScripts allows both academic and industrial organizations to easily and effectively disseminate and cooperate in real time, paving the way to accelerated technology transfer.
As such, eScripts provides an open infrastructure for scientific collaboration which stimulates productive discussions, maximizes the visibility of ground-breaking ideas and propels them to the market, protects the recognition of authorship, and overall support innovation activities boosting overall innovation impact of ideas.