back to article Is your research hot or not? US boffins create ‘Tinder for preprints’

Boffins have created an app that lets users rate academic preprints and find people with similar academic tastes - and hope to use the results to spot trends in academic publishing. Jeff Leak, associate professor of biostatics at the Johns Hopkins University and a member of the institution’s data science lab, says the app, …

  1. Whitter



    Swipe (whatever way is "No!" for this idea)

    1. Anonymous Coward

      Re: OMG!

      Swipe (whatever way is "No!" for this idea)

      Seems harsh, since it is how governments actually make research funding choices. They automatically swipe "yes" for anything to do with self-driving cars, AI or mobile phones, and "no" for new antibiotics and vaccines. I doubt they think very much about it.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    You'd think an academic would know how to spell 'Paper' ...

  3. GrumpenKraut

    Papr, hmm...

    can I use my Ploppr login with that service?

    The one that looks like camouflage but isn't. ------------->

  4. find users who cut cat tail

    Makes sense it is connected to BioRxiv. In physics you can stare at a paper for years and still not be sure what to make of it...

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      While I've not done "scientific research" in years, I do like to browse for heads up on engineering incoming (friendly?) fire. There's whole swatbes on that have evidence mystic influences. Still fun, for certain definitions of fun. This app would be nice for if it alloed a huh? swipe. At the very least, it would speed up the scan process.

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