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# PiePlate: Proposing a visual peer-review overlay service

Arthur Boston

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"description": "<p>This is a proposal for a concept called PiePlate, a digital icon to displays the current state of peer-review <em>facets</em> that have been assessed on a research paper. The &ldquo;peer-reviewed&rdquo; stamp often serves as a crude quality filter, offering only the binary option of peer-reviewed and not peer-reviewed. PiePlate would give readers more peer review-based options for understanding the merits of a paper, regardless of where or how (or if) a paper was published. PiePlate enables reviewers to contribute an assessment on any single facet, which may be especially useful when a reviewer&rsquo;s skill set can be applied toward one area of a paper, but not to the others. Two major areas of work are needed to bring this project together: i.) decoupling peer-review into a standardized taxonomy of checks (facets), and ii.) building a system to collect and display appropriate groupings of these facets per paper. This paper includes a summary of need, key precedents, a description of the basic design and functionality of PiePlate, incentives for users, and some other incentives and benefits, such as citing peer-reviewers.</p>",
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"affiliation": "Murray State University",
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"headline": "PiePlate: Proposing a visual peer-review overlay service",
"datePublished": "2020-12-19",
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"peer-review",
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