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Pubs

PubPub is a network of digitally native publications called Pubs.

If it can be rendered on the web, it can be a Pub. Allowing it to be published, versioned, cited, and shared.

The goal PubPub is to allow research and scientific exploration to be documented in full fidelity. Publishing should not be a lossy snapshot, but rather a rich and ongoing conversation.

Collaborative Evolution

Pubs feature rich inline discussions and a transparent review process.

Versioned history encourages a mindset of incremental development rather than opaque publication.

Documents are a special type of Pub that allow for real-time collaborative editing and embedding of other pubs (images, videos, data, etc).

PubPub features rich discussion

Process over Impact

Ideas don't come from a vacuum. They exist in a network of other ideas, findings, and beliefs.Some of these ideas go on to win Nobel prizes, but all of these ideas contribute to the culture and progress of science.

We believe it is critical to reward the process of good science and research, rather than the outcome or impact.

PubPub encourages the documentation of research results as they happen so that they can be embedded, cited, or referenced when it comes time to publish your findings.

A powerful transclusion model makes it easy to trace context and attribution.

PubPub versions and citations

For Researchers, By Researchers

PubPub is open-source and dedicated to serving as a public utility for scientific communication.

If there are features, pub types, or data that enables you to better perform research, we strongly encourage you to submit a feature request, contribute code to PubPub, or fork the project and build it to your own specifications.

PubPub on GitHub

Featured Pubs

Design and Science

Design and Science

Can design advance science, and can science advance design?
Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance

Against the Law: Countering Lawful Abuses of Digital Surveillance

Front-line journalists are high-value targets, and their enemies will spare no expense to silence them. Unfortunately, journalists can be betrayed by their own tools.
Design as Participation

Design as Participation

A consideration of design as a form of participation in complex adaptive systems.
The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

The Enlightenment is Dead, Long Live the Entanglement

We humans are changing. We have become so intertwined with what we have created that we are no longer separate from it.
Cannibalism by a Barred Owl

Cannibalism by a Barred Owl

I observed that the owl was perched on the carcass of a second Barred Owl.
Age of Entanglement

Age of Entanglement

An inaugural essay for the Journal of Design and Science (JoDS)