Facebook PixelA platform where crowdfunded bounties are paid to people who translate scientific papers for general public
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A platform where crowdfunded bounties are paid to people who translate scientific papers for general public

A platform where crowdfunded bounties are paid to people who translate scientific papers for general public

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By Darko Savic on Aug 22, 2020

Anja M a month ago

This sounds really interesting and, more importantly, needed. Perhaps it would also attract professionals in certain fields who wouldn't be up to this idea otherwise, when they see there is a financial motivation, as well. This is really important since for the texts referring to the particular knowledge one also needs to be an expert in the field and know the source language very well. Also, it could attract students to specialize for this sort of thing while in their BA or MA studies. Not to mention there is always a wider audience in need of the texts in their mother tongues. For the quality insurance, I would suggest experts to be hired to check upon the translations or consult with the translator for some tricky parts. But that is to be developed on a longer run. :)...

Shubhankar Kulkarni a month ago

Loved it! Much needed, and completely doable! I have seen many blogs and news articles that misinterpret the results from a science article and many others missing the main point of the paper....

Darko Savic a month ago

If I didn't work on brainstorming full time, this would be my side project:)...