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Rotting Research

A project devoted to helping academics and researchers provide robust citations and mitigate link rot.

About


Link rot is an established phenomenon that affects everyone who uses the internet. Researchers looking at individual subjects have recently addressed the extent of link rot’s influence on scholarly publications. One recent study found that 36% of all links in research articles were broken. 37% of DOIs, once seen as a tool to prevent link rot, were broken (Miller, 2022).

Rotting Research allows academics and researchers to upload their work and check the reliability of their citations. It extracts all of the links from the document and then checks to see if the link is accessible to the public.

Check out our website at https://rottingresearch.org.


Our team

Tim Robbins

Core Contributor

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A Python library that scans pdfs for links and checks if the links are active or return an error ...

Top financial contributors

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Marshal Miller

$550 USD since Apr 2023

2
Guest

$50 USD since May 2023

3
Dawn Miller

$45 USD since May 2023

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Incognito

$25 USD since May 2023

Rotting Research is all of us

Our contributors 5

Thank you for supporting Rotting Research.

Marshal Miller

Admin

$550 USD

Tim Robbins

Core Contributor

Guest

$50 USD

Incognito

$25 USD

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+$50.00USD
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-$25.00 USD
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-$60.20 USD
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Today’s balance

$67.89 USD

Total raised

$577.11 USD

Total disbursed

$509.22 USD

Estimated annual budget

$715.31 USD