The rise of preprints has accelerated the time taken for discoveries to be shared with the world. However, the sheer volume of new research being published makes it impossible to read everything and thus difficult to have an appreciation of what is the most cutting edge research.
The Longevist solves this problem by curating the most impactful longevity research each quarter!
Each quarter, a shortlist of preprints (sourced from preprint servers such as BioRxiv, MedRxiv, and Arxiv) will be selected by the VitaDAO community and then voted on by our Longevist Curators - a mix of industry & academic experts in the longevity space, consisting of new group leaders to leading professors, communicators, and founders.
The Longevist aims to select 10-20 articles a year - having such a small number should ensure that The Longevist focuses on truly impactful research.
All of the shortlisted preprints are available to review on our peer-review platform The Decentralized Longevity Review in return for $VITA.
Articles will be stored on blockchain for permanence & provenance, ensuring robust information storage. Infrastructure will be provided by Snapshot & DeSciLabs
Aims & Results
Our goal is to promote truly impactful research, with a view to making The Longevist as good as the existing top journals at selecting the top longevity science. The Longevist aims to curate the best - this means success of each selected Longevist article should outperform the journal average in which it is eventually published. Like most websites and journals, we will track success in terms of page views, downloads, citations, tweets, etc.
Once established, we will allow researchers to submit articles, for a fee, for consideration in The Longevist. Acceptance will be determined by an onchain vote from The Longevist Curators.
The Longevist will help raise awareness and reputational value for VitaDAO, whilst supporting the longevity field, as publishing is the core mechanism by which science is funded, and communicated.
The first edition of The Longevist will curate papers from Q1 of 2023 and then will continue each quarter indefinitely.
Required Funding: $50K USDC + 25K VITA is the maximum for the admins for the first year budget. The maximum Curator first year budget 500 $VITA X 50 voters X 4 voting sessions per year = 100,000 $VITA.