Publish or perish, is the motto followed by the academia. Academic research is a highly competitive field where scientists and students alike work hard in their respective fields of study and compete against each other to publish their findings in various peer reviewed journals.
There are numerous peer-reviewed journals and periodicals related to almost all fields of study, science, technology, management, arts etc. Until now there were no specific journal for cryptocurrency alone. Most of the research done on the cryptocurrency sector was so far being published in journals related to computer science, information technology, cryptography, economies, finance etc. Not anymore, for the field of cryptocurrency now has its own dedicated journal.
Ledger is a cryptocurrency only journal started by the University of Pittsburgh. It is a peer-review journal where full length research articles related to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology is published. Unlike many scholarly journals, there are no pay-walls with Ledger. All articles on Ledger are open source and easily accessible by everyone.
Ledger covers a wide range of subjects, as long as the articles are connected to cryptocurrency. It may belong to a wide range of subjects including computer science, mathematics, engineering, economics or even law.
Ledger is a quarterly journal with 4 issues released every year. Introduction of Ledger couldn’t come at a better time as the number of research articles on bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has gone up drastically in recent days. Authors can submit their research papers or articles for free on the journal.
Staying true to the technology and the community it (Ledger) caters to, all manuscripts received by the journal will be cryptographically hashed and uploaded on to the blockchain to serve as proof of existence. The journal also advises the authors to hash and digitally sign the manuscripts themselves.
Going by the changing trends, we can expect more and more students and research institutions to take special interest on cryptocurrencies, conducting more research on it.