Open Collective
Open Collective

The Unjournal

We commission public journal-independent quantitative evaluation of social science/economics research that informs global priorities. We aim to improve peer review, make impactful research more rigorous (and vice versa), and enable open science.


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Founders Pledge

$565,000 USD since Jun 2023

Rethink Priorities

$26,565.95 USD since Feb 2023

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Jordan Pieters

Operations Lead

Founders Pledge

$565,000 USD

Rethink Prior...

$26,566 USD


Transparent and open finances.

-$300.00 USD
Invoice #174200
Reimbursement #173477

from Kynan Behan to The Unjournal

-$262.50 USD
Invoice #174026
Today’s balance

$440,327.54 USD

Total raised

$544,240.67 USD

Total disbursed

$103,913.13 USD

Estimated annual budget

$591,565.95 USD


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News from The Unjournal

Updates on our activities and progress.

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Published on June 9, 2023 by David Reinstein

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Published on December 28, 2022 by David Reinstein


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The Unjournal organizes and commissions public journal-independent feedback, rating, and evaluation of journal articles, preprints (or working papers), and dynamically-presented research projects. It focuses on highly impactful policy-relevant work (especially in economics, social science, and business).

Our twin goals
1. Making ‘peer evaluation and rating’ of open projects (instead of conventional 0/1 publishing of frozen pdf's) become a standard 'high status' outcome in academia/research, especially in economics and social sciences

2. Creating and coalescing around an efficient system for 'publishing', gaining credibility, and getting feedback for effective altruism and global-priorities-aligned research.

"Making rigorous research more impactful, and impactful research more rigorous."

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