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Welcome aboard the Peerus Airlines flight from France to the United States.
Peerus will be in Boston in a few days to attend the Society for Scholarly Publishing annual meeting. Thibault Honnegger will be our representative during a keynote dealing with the challenges of entering a career in research.
We will take part on the conference “Views from across the research ecosystem” on June the 1st.
We will be surrounded by Kent R. Anderson, the CEO of RedLink, Didi Cross, Director at Clarivate Analytics, Melinda Kenneway, executive director of Kudos and John Sack, one of the founders of HighWire Press.
30 000 users are now using Peerus as their paper watch tool. And, it’s been 10 000 more users in less than 3 weeks! As this number keeps increasing faster and faster, we’ll keep focusing on our belief and purpose which is for researchers to easily monitor their field every morning. Five minutes, and you know about new innovations from a journal you like to follow, a progress from a multidisciplinary keyword or a competitor that you need to know about.
Thanks to your feedbacks, we keep on customizing Peerus and we’ll continue to do so. We are currently working on improving our service by adding many journals with new papers in Peerus in order for you to have the best monitoring experience.
Please, keep following us and using Peerus for your daily watch. Don’t forget that you can follow us on Facebook and Twitter too.
We are excited to see that the number of users doubled since last month. We’ve now exceeded 10 000 users on the platform! Our five-person tech startup founded in 2015 and based in Lyon aims to facilitate the monitoring of new published papers for researchers with its automatic system and its intuitive platform. Peerus’ long term vision is to continue to inspire research by bringing the right paper at the right time to ours users.
As it seems that Peerus is on the right track, we will keep on spreading the adventure. There will be more to come soon.
Stay tuned and feel free to react. If you have any questions or remarks, we’ll be pleased to answer you through our live chat available on the platform.
Great news!!! We now have more than 5000 users and it keeps growing at a fast pace. It seems like our idea to automatically bring the latest published papers from your field of interest is appealing. We are now expanding the scope of crawled journals and getting more exhaustivity.
As well, you need to know that we are still focused on our main mission which is building digital solutions for the scientific world. More to come soon !
Please continue to give us some feedback and keep asking questions through our live chat.
Our company is proud to be part of the academia research ecosystem which is evolving at a fast pace thanks to digital tools. One of them, META which was founded in 2010 was recently acquired by The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The fact that the philanthropic organisation is choosing this platform is a strong sign to the Digital Science sector, which indicates that future innovations will depend on A.I search engine.
At PEERUS we think that this fast growing market is powered by an international competition of open economies and follows on from the Idea of Progress. In a global world – where everything is connected – researchers compete against time, struggle to find papers and deal with grant writing. Researchers search for scientific results, that is what they do, but what they ought to do is produce science material! Clearly, researchers have to be aware of the mutations of their field to be efficient. Getting the right paper at the right time is essential.
Researchers have to monitor their research field to stay up to date. Being aware of their co-writers and competitors’ work, following any progress, new knowledge and methods is both fundamental and essential in the researcher’s job.
As of today, this process was mainly a mix of email digest, word of mouth and manual monitoring on specialized search engines such as Pubmed, Scopus or even google. Potentially, these search engines return millions of results from any sources that are difficult to filter. Therefore, the researcher has to face a tremendous amount of information. These factors led researchers to delay their monitoring. Though it is usually done by Friday afternoon, it might be left out due to a lack of time.
Peerus is a webapp. It is a smart, self-learning tool allowing researchers to speed up and automate their paper watch in real time. Twice a day, Peerus parses the most influential scientific journals based on their impact factor.
Once set up, Peerus identify new relevant papers in each user’s field. The matching algorithm searches scientific journals and provides a tailored list of curated papers based on relevant factors such as the researcher’s field, the papers he wrote, his current research institute, the keywords he is looking for. The more the researcher uses the app, the more Peerus will provide relevant papers, thanks to its learning machine algorithm.
Simple and easy to use, free for all researcher, Peerus is a unique and genuine solution to a problem faced by over 26 millions researchers all around the world.
Offering knowledge to all researchers is the core mission of Peerus. As it is supposed to help the community, it will remain free.
Hello to all the Peerus family!
Peerus keeps growing (and improving), so it’s time for some updates:
– A title & an icon now appear in each tab
– We added the infinite scroll, so you won’t have to click “more” each time you reach the bottom of the page
– A tutorial is now available, to help you create your account
– We added a “by default” flux if you don’t have any paper while onboarding
– We optimized our database
– We add slaask on the login page
– We fixed and corrected some minor bugs
And we did it cause we want you to experience Peerus at its best!
Hello to all the Peerus family. Great news brings us here today. Indeed, we have a special (and thrilling) announcement to make… As the title spoils it a little, Peerus is going to Boston, to attend the FuturePub event, on Thursday, November 10, 2016!
But what is FuturePub (we know some of you might wonder…)?
FuturePub is a relatively new event, hosted by Overleaf (remember them?) that combines a meet up with short talks from people working on the cutting edge of scientific publishing (that’s us). It has already become a staple of the London science tech/publishing scene.
The Futurepub format is based on drinks and talks (who says no to that?), with more time for mingling than there is for the talks. It’s a perfect balance. To quote my favourite Swiss art curator, “at a conference the most important things happen in the coffee break” – and at Futurepub the most important things happen before and after the talks, when you talk to people.
How does the event work?
The evening is dedicated to exploring exciting new ideas and technologies in science & publishing! This is the 2nd FuturePub event in the US – typically held in London, as you may have guessed.
And it goes like:
– Six quick-fire talks cover a range of new and exciting developments in science & publishing tech.
– These all fit into a one hour slot (from 7-8pm), to keep the evening fast paced and fun!
– The rest of the evening is then open for discussions and conversations over drinks – we expect a great mixture of attendees from the research, publishing and start-up communities.
– After the event, groups usually continue their discussions at a nearby pub at the Digital Science Office at 1 Canal Park!
The evenings are designed to be fun and informal – the aim being to give opportunities to those working on new ideas and innovations a chance to present and get feedback on their ideas. And did we mention they provide free pizza?
Philippe will be the 2nd speaker ! The theme of his presentation will be : “Being aware of mutations in your research field is essential to being efficient – discover how to monitor your field quickly when facing a tremendous amount of information » (that’s Peerus he’s talking about, in case you missed it !)
If you’re thirsty for more, here’s the link to the event
Can’t wait to see you guys there !
Stay tuned for more coming soon !
The Peerus Team
(Oh, and by the way, we’ll live tweet the event, so feel free to follow us on Twitter)