3. Pubfair overview, aims and objectives

1 Leave a comment on paragraph 1 0 Pubfair is an open, modular, publishing framework which enables submission, quality assessment, and access to a variety of research outputs, with the added functionality of enabling users to create dissemination channels for various stakeholder groups (see figure 1). Pubfair’s unique distributed and modular approach to scholarly communication facilitates greater online sharing and collaboration, while also supporting transparency and confidence in the research outputs disseminated through the services.

2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 2 Pubfair builds on the Next Generation Repositories (NGR) vision, presented by COAR. In 2017, a working group of technical experts experts convened by COAR, published their vision for 21st century repositories. In articulating this vision, the group endorsed the original OAi aspiration, and extended it as follows: “To position repositories as the foundation for a distributed, globally networked infrastructure for scholarly communication, on top of which layers of value added services can be deployed, thereby transforming the system, making it more research-centric, open to and supportive of innovation, while also collectively managed by the scholarly community.” The NGR vision promotes new technologies which support, machine-friendly, resource-centric, networked repositories that manage access to diverse research outputs, making resources the focus of services. It specifies new behaviours, as well as the specific technologies, standards and protocols that enable repositories to serve as the basis for added-value publishing services, including social networking, peer review, notifications, and usage assessment (COAR, 2017).

3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Pubfair envisions novel services for review, dissemination and assessment of all repository-hosted research objects through development of an open source software that supports added-value publishing and review services, and enables a range of different users to develop and curate personalized channels related to their interests.
Specifically, the aims of Pubfair are:

4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Innovation: Pubfair facilitates innovative services that address key aspects of the research lifecycle to provide intelligent quality assurance, linking and discovery of all research outputs. Linking the content in repositories to this suite of publishing services drives collaborative open science workflows and speeds up the dissemination of research to a range of stakeholders, including industry and wider society. Enabling scientific dissemination beyond the academic journal opens new horizons of uptake and re-use of all kinds of research outputs.

5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 Openness: Pubfair enables sharing, access and reuse of a wide range of research outputs by providing a framework that incentivizes researchers to contribute their work, adds value to the content in the distributed network of repositories, and provides user friendly dissemination channels.

6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 2 Quality: Pubfair supports a variety of transparent assessment methods that can be applied to different types of research outputs, leading to a trusted framework that ensures quality control of content. Research communities and other stakeholders can be consulted and contribute to the development of assessment methods and processes to ensure community standards are applied.

7 Leave a comment on paragraph 7 0 Empowerment: Pubfair gives power to the research community by creating user-friendly, open source tools and services for (and beyond) sharing, assessing, rewarding and disseminating research outputs. It allows relevant stakeholders to participate in the definition and extension of intelligent modules by applying agile development and co-design methods.

8 Leave a comment on paragraph 8 1 Sustainability: Pubfair represents a model of open and innovative public infrastructures for scholarly communication, by providing a high-quality yet low-cost services. It builds on and adds value to existing infrastructures and services that are already being supported by institutions around the world. Pubfair ensures that the technical architecture and governance models reflect community requirements.

9 Leave a comment on paragraph 9 1 Integration: Pubfair breaks down institutional, regional and domain silos. Through the adoption of common behaviours, standards and protocols as defined by the COAR Next Generation Repositories work, repositories provide access to content allowing the development of value added services, and leading to an integrated ecosystem with relationships expressed between diverse research object that are managed in a distributed manner.

10 Leave a comment on paragraph 10 1 The objectives of Pubfair are: 
Fit-for-purpose publishing services across the full research lifecycle: Pubfair is a modular, flexible, open source publishing framework for articles, data and other kinds of research objects that enables scholarly societies, funders, research institutions, and scientists to link existing infrastructures to create their own cost-efficient dissemination channels for FAIR research outputs. 

11 Leave a comment on paragraph 11 1 Open source software toolkit: Pubfair is designed as an open source software toolkit that can be integrated with existing systems. By integrating and adding value and to existing open source repository and publishing systems, this contributes to the sustainability of the software and contribute to the development of an active open source community of collaborating institutions and developers, and maintained, developed appropriately over time.

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