The Problems#

» Background

Scientific Publication

Open Science

Knowledge & information


in a Nutshell

Scientific publication is gangrened by the commerical interests of scientific publishers …

My Solution#



Using 21st century tools to create and sustain a constructive scientific dialogue

The emergence of the internet unfolded new ways to share and discuss content of all sorts. We now have a rich ecocystem of Open source projects facilitated by the Licence creative common and yet, scientists are still relying on a 17th century old method to share their knowledge (scientific papers). The method evolved for centuries to become one of the most lucrative business as well as a technique enslaving scientists to the publication system (by the use of metrics and their importance in career advancement). This is perverting science. I think it is time to go forward in the way we share our research outputs and create a new system designed for our Open Science needs.


By empowering scientists with a single plateform embeding all the necessary tools and methodologies for Open Science

From all the tools mentioned on the right, the one you may be less familiar with is Jupyter Book. It is an open software, part of the Project Jupyter, that takes a collection of jupyter notebooks and markdown files, compile them to produce a static web-site. I think I can deliver a proof of concept version of a single web-plateform designed to help researcher retake possesion of their work. I see every piece of research like a furniture item, owing a web-site is like having a home within wich you can implement your furniture and design it according to your taste, and those of your guests.


Build, publish and share, beautiful publication-quality books and documents, from all your research outputs

  • Develop and maintain their research toolbox

  • Produce, store, edit and share all their scientific notes,

  • Publish all your Research Outputs

I think at this point it is best to show you an example: The web-site on the right is a Research compendium produced using Jupyter-Book. This book is part of the Science For the People project whose aim is to empower researcher to self-publish themselves in an open and innovative way, far from the unsustainable current publication system. This Book focus on my PhD project.


Providing an alternative to the current publication system

  • Most usefull for PhD students (use from Start)

  • Adaptable to individual needs

  • multiscale

» Examples

My PhD

A difficult journey

The journey towards the completion of a PhD is long, hard and students are very often left alone to develop their skills in order to become an accomplished researcher. There is an incentive from graduate schools within Universities to help their student cohort but unfortunately (at least for me), this always translated into a set of administrative burden that are conterproductive. I think every student have their own needs and should be given the opportunity to developp their own set of tools to fulfill those needs. For me that that resulted in the web-site you are navigating into and that I will explain below:

A Thesis yes, but more outputs that extend far beyond

School 2.A


Open Notes A


Open Notes B





Explain difference …


Explain difference …


Explain difference …


» Open Research Toolbox

Notebook ✏️

Edition ✨

Storage 🔁

Open Science 🚀

Communication 🎁

Collaboration ⚡

Management ⚡

Publications ⚡

Engagement 🗩

Social media 🗩


Clicking on each card will bring you to the specific section of the How do I page where you will get more explanation on how this work for me.


One of the main difficulties I encountered as an aspiring scientist is the loneliness that comes with it

» Publication Plateform

Self-Own and multifaceted

All my research outputs attached to my accademic profile and interconected



Describe the new model#

Is it feasable#

Technical aspect#

Community acceptance#

The introduction of a single innovation in technology cannot be successful until it is accompanied by an appropriate set of social, behavioural, organisational, and institutional innovations.


Externaly funded#

Learned societies, university …

  • pros


  • cons

loss of independance

Sponsorship ?#

Subscription model#

No (need to be freely accessible to everyone)

Evidence Planning#


Fig. 11 Evidence Planning#




  • Author: Vincent Deguin;

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