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How to get involved
The Unjournal call for participants and research
- Identify, invite, or select contributions of relevant research that is publicly hosted on any open platform or archive in any format.
- Pay evaluators to give careful feedback on this work, with prizes and incentives for strong evaluation work.
- Publicly post and link all reviews of the work. Award financial prizes for the work judged strongest.
- Allow evaluators to choose if they wish to remain anonymous or to "sign" their reviews.
- Aim to be as transparent as possible in these processes.
We maintain an open call for participants for four different roles:
- 4.A pool of Evaluators (who will be paid for their time and their work; we also draw evaluators from outside this pool)
We're interested in researchers and research-users who want to help us prioritize work for evaluation, and manage evaluations, considering
... research in any social science/economics/policy/impact-assessment area, and
... research with the potential to be among the most globally-impactful.
Some particular areas where we are hoping to expand our expertise (as of 15 Aug 2023) include:
- Biological & pandemic risk
- AI governance, AI safety
- Animal welfare, markets for animal products
- Long-term trends, demography
- Macroeconomics/growth/(public) finance
- Quantitative political science (voting, lobbying, etc.)
- Social impact of new technology (including AI)
We will reach out to evaluators (a.k.a. "reviewers") on a case-by-case basis, appropriate for each paper or project being assessed. This is dependent on expertise, the researcher's interest, and a lack of conflict of interest. .
Who we are looking for: We are putting together a list of people interested in being an evaluator and doing paid referee work for The Unjournal. We generally prioritize the pool of evaluators who signed up for our database before reaching out more widely.
We are looking for high-quality, globally-pivotal research projects to evaluate, particularly those embodying open science practices and innovative formats. We are putting out a call for relevant research. Please suggest research here. (We offer bounties and prizes for useful suggestions – see note.) For details of what we are looking for, and some potential examples, see this post and accompanying links.