What is openbook?

openbook is a free online platform for passionate researchers to connect and find collaborators and mentors. Our AI system learns your interests and finds people with similar interests. Connect with scholars in your field looking for collaboration, students looking for research advisors, and advisors who can mentor and further your career. Access to our community is free and always will be.

The openbook platform allows you to securely share research preprints with trusted members of the community. Preprints are shared with the people most qualified to review them to receive detailed feedback and grading. This allows researchers to further their careers and students to build academic credentials without navigating the bureaucracy of mainstream research institutions. To work individually with an expert advisor and get in-depth mentorship, you compensate your advisor for their time.

FAQ

Why openbook?

School is hard. In addition to money and time, the list of educational options is complicated and impossible to navigate without mentors who understand education and research. openbook is the place to meet these mentors. openbook is the place to improve your skills and meet people who can help with your journey.

I'm a university student. Can I use openbook?

Yes! If you upload completed work, we will find your community of advisors and collaborations to build your academic interests.

Who is openbook for?

The most valuable part of an education is connection to mentors and peers who can teach and offer professional opportunities. openbook connects you to the right community to support your unique interests, even if you don't have the time to attend school full-time. Have your cake and eat it too.

I never went to college. Can I use openbook?

Yes! As long as you're enthusiastic to learn, you are welcome in our community.

Who reviews my papers?

Your reviewers are determined based on two factors: (1) your interests, and (2) your level. Reviewers are chosen from our pool of scholars who have demonstrated scholarly interests at a high enough level to give feedback. Preprints are highly secured and encrypted, and only shared with trusted members of the community.

What if I can't write a research paper by myself?

Our AI system recommends you students, advisors, and other scholars for collaboration. To enhance your research ability, you can work closely with a dedicated advisor who can help you build a research project.

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