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signals (The Paradoxes of Distributed Trust) image

Signals are an important part of the JOPP peer review process. They are intended to widen the scope of publishable articles by placing the reputational cost of publication on authors rather than on the journal.

Please note:

Positive signal = 1, negative signal = 0, positive/negative signal = 0.5

Only signals marked with a “*” are used to calculate the JoPP Signal (on the peer reviewed paper pages).

Objective categories

Article proposes a critique of a policy or practice with specific action proposals or suggestions: 0,5/1

Article follows conventions of academic research article — e.g. position in literature, cited sources, and claimed contribution: 1/1

Article is based on developments that have not yet occurred: 0/1

Article is based on formal logic or mathematical technique: 0/1

Language quality*
Standard of English expression in article is excellent: 1/1

Subjective categories

Most related sources are mentioned in article [this is an invitation to careful selection rather than a demonstration of prowess in citation collection — i.e. apt and representative choices made in source citations]: 0,5/1

Logical flow*
Ideas are well organised in article: 1/1

The argument presented in article is new: 0/1

Review impact
The article has been significantly changed as a result of the review process: 0/1


Reviewer A: This article raises concerns that are timely and relevant. While the nature of trust remains a background element in the paper the concerns that are drawn in the course of this work are practical and important for any digital currencies that use a distributed, peer-based validation system. The article highlights these issues, and points to the need for a continuation of research in this area.