Mission statement

The goal of Structured Commons is to optimize dissemination and reuse of scientific work, with four sub-goals:

  1. make dissemination faster;
  2. promote open peer review;
  3. lower the cost of publishing, dissemination and access;
  4. guarantee the persistence and consistency of the citation network over the very long term (50+ years).

The Structured Commons network and model complement public repositories like arXiv, Wikimedia Commons, the Common Crawl, Web Data Commons, etc., and overlay them with new services for authors and scholars:

See the specification document SCEP 100 and the TRUST presentation slides for an overview of how this is achieved.

The Structured Commons publication channels can operate side by side with existing publishers (of journals & conference proceedings), but they also enable alternate business models that can compete effectively with the pre-Internet publishing industry.