- Abstract: shortscience.org is a platform for post-publication discussion aiming to improving accessibility and reproducibility. Anyone can write summaries for research papers on the site. Interested readers can read these summaries to get multiple perspectives on the given paper, in addition to the author's, thus gaining better understanding. Many regular contributors are expert machine learning researchers, whose descriptions make papers, and therefore the field of research, more accessible for all. Here we present statistics from the last year of operation and results from a user survey. We conclude that the site is having a reasonable impact on machine learning. We find that users are typically enrolled in Masters or PhD program and are younger than 30. The project will continue efforts to increase community involvement.
- TL;DR: shortscience.org is a platform for post-publication discussion aiming to improving accessibility and reproducibility
- Keywords: reproducibility, platform, publishing