Our mission is to streamline the way researchers generate and disseminate science. We envision a future where the academic publishing process is fast, independent, and affordable.
We are a team of enthusiasts passionate about science communication. During our time in academia, we were frustrated with the inefficiency of the academic publishing system. There are lots of related issues as well. Questionable peer review practices, formatting zoo, poor incentives, paywalls, to name a few. It was also obvious that the majority of the scientific community shares these concerns.
Complex problems require complex solutions. And thus in 2019, we embarked on a journey with Refereed. The idea was to combine all the best practices of writing, review, and publishing under one roof.
We decided to start with a solid foundation - the perfect editor for scientific writing. With that, we would remove the burden of formatting, citation management, and LaTeX from the authors. In other words, let the authors focus on writing. Our own in-house editor will also enable us to introduce interactive peer review and one-click publishing.
This is the first step but an important one. In the months to come, we will launch the Refereed preprint server and one-click preprint publishing. Stay tuned!