Open and Transparent Science Powered By Blockchain

Orvium is the first open source and decentralized framework for managing scholarly publications’ life cycles and the associated data

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Scientific publishing

a healthy business

Market size:


+4% yearly

Profit margins:


Elsevier's eps 2017

% Profit comparision:

- Market Trajectory Facts -

9 million active researchers

+4.5% yearly

+2.2 million articles per year

+56% last decade

3 billion full-text downloads per year

+3% yearly

+125% emerging markets growth

India 190%, South Korea 162%, China 151% and Brazil 125%

Orvium Disruption

Science Revolution in the Blockchain

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Decentralized Model

Orvium unlocks the full potential of a decentralized, fair, transparent and competitive market, free of biases, oligopolies and private interests.

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Zero-delay Publication

Scientific work is available from the moment it is submitted. Orvium establishes an independent, decentralized and immutable time-stamped proof of existence, authorship and ownership.

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Full lifecycle traceability

A public trace of all the activity is kept in the blockchain: submission, revisions, accepted and rejected peer reviews, copyright and user license changes, etc.

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Authors select license and own the copyright

Orvium produces bespoke licensing models by design. The model is always the author's own decision.

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Research Data and Process

Orvium empowers scientists to share their complete studies by making available research data, code, etc. This increases scientific validity.

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Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning

Orvium integrates Big Data Analytics with the blockchain. This unlocks valuable insights to improve scientific production.

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Decentralized Journals

Decentralized journals offer a low maintenance, highly flexible, cost effective and completely autonomous way of handling and categorizing scientific literature, while offering an additional line of business for authors and editors.

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Collaborative Environment

Orvium provides a collaborative framework for any single process related to the manuscript life cycle.

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Involve Society in Scientific Evolution

Orvium invites the general public to redefine journals, to create challenges that increase scientific validity and to promote patronage campaigns in both the public and private sectors.

Transparent, Universal, Unbiased and Accessible Science


All transactions (e.g., submissions of manuscripts, revisions, publications, peer reviews, oracle actions, patronage results etc.) are stored on the blockchain and are accessible to anyone.

Decentralized Storage

Unlocks a public, globally accessible, fully traceable and trustworthy record of the publication process at a minimal cost

Big Data & Artificial Intelligence

Leverages forefront Big Data technologies and artificial intelligence developments to take scientific validity to a completely new level. Replacing the current obsolete rules with unbiased and transparent data-driven solutions.

Open Source Framework

Orvium's source code will be published under an open source license and driven by the community.

The ORVIUM (ORV) Token

Efficient and Unbiased Business Model

ORV establishes a transparent, comprehensive and competitive business model to support global research.

Recognition and Reward

ORV enables a fair cost-distribution model to authors, ensuring reward and recognition for all participants.

Cost Effective Journals

ORV enables journals to become viable and sustainable at a low cost.

Continuous Evolution

ORV ensures a continued evolution of the platform while supporting global research.

Orvium Token Publication Model

Manuscript Submission

During submission periods, manuscripts (initial or new versions) are available to the whole community. Authors can offer ORV tokens to encourage the community to submit peer reviews. The number of ORV tokens offered will be determined by the author.

Scientific Review

Reviewers can submit reviews of any manuscript at any time. Through proper analysis and public exposure to the results, Orvium allows both public recognition of reviewers’ work and a reward in the form of Orvium tokens.

Copyright and License

Orvium gives authors full control over licensing and copyright. If a paid licensing model is chosen, journals and/or readers pay ORV tokens for accessing the content.

Research Data

Authors can share the data used in their research. They are able to select the licensing and copyright model that suits them best. This data-licensing freedom will facilitate a new research data-market. This will effectively help authors reduce costs at the same time as earning rewards for their work, which will then serve as the basis for others’ economic benefit.

Decentralized Autonomous Journals

Smart Contract-Based Journals

Journals are managed as decentralized autonomous organizations by smart contracts. These are defined transparently by contributors, who offer ORV tokens and receive specific Journal Tokens.

Open and Transparent Management

The management rules are publicly available. Journal tokens empower contributors by providing decision-making capabilities using a variety of voting and participation schemas.

Benefits are Shared Among Contributors

Contributors earn revenue based on their contributions and the rules defined in the smart contract. The operational costs associated with reviews, copyright agreements and Orvium Licenses are covered by the owner’s stake.


Orvium's docs are open and constantly evolving

English Whitepaper


Terms and conditions

Terms and Conditions

Platform Architecture


Executive Summary


TGE Details

Token Generation
Event Details

Light Paper

Light Paper

Our Team

Meet who are behind the scenes


Manuel Martin

Senior Project Leader and Blockchain Expert

Manuel's career has been focused on supporting large collaborations through technological innovation. He has led critical data-management, big data and machine-learning initiatives for the largest and most complex scientific instrument ever built (CERN LHC). In addition, he has collaborated with NASA-JPL, Fermilab (U.S. Dept. of Energy) and GSI, among others. He has contributed, as a guest lecturer, to the Executive Program at ESADE Business School, and has advised international companies such as Oracle, BMW, Caixa, Gassco, Eni, UPS.

Antonio Romero

Technology Solution Architect

Antonio has led several big-data and machine-learning projects for the R&D partnership between CERN and multiple ICT market-leaders. His work - accelerating cutting-edge predictive-maintenance and machine-learning solutions - has fuelled ground-breaking operations and optimizations at the CERN accelerator complex. He has collaborated with other institutions such as Fermilab, GSI and EMBL-EBI.

Roberto Rabasco

Application and Cloud Technology Expert

Over ten years’ experience working in the private sector for international companies such as Deutsche Telekom, Just Eat or Asos Ltd. Leading, designing and developing high-availability software solutions. Roberto enjoys being part of, as well as leading, successful and productive teams. Decentralized technologies advocate and passionate about developing innovative and creative solutions. He built his own software house in 2016.

Scientific Advisors

Carmen Pastor Sempere

Director of BAES Blockchain Lab

University of Alicante

Tom Soderstrom

Chief Technology & Innovation Officer


Chris Mattmann Ph.D.

Associate Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Board of Director Apache Software Foundation


Natalie Meyers

E-Research & Digital Librarian

University of Notre Dame

Miguel Angel Pesquera Ph.D.

Professor and Head of Transport & Logistics

University of Cantabria

Nico Orce Ph.D.

Nuclear Physics and Nuclear Astrophysics

University of the Western Cape

Jesús Villadangos Ph.D.

Associate Chief Technology & Innovation Officer

Public University of Navarre

Business Strategy Advisors

Bernd Lapp

Advisor to Blockchain Projects

Former Advisory Board of the Ethereum Foundation

Old School GmbH

Nicolai Oster

Head of ICO Department

Bitcoin Suisse AG

Christopher Tucci Ph.D.

Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation

Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

Franco Amalfi

Director of Innovation

Oracle Public Sector North America

Davide Gallo

Manager of the Partner Ecosystem

Amazon Web Services

Ruben Garcia

Marketing Expert

Costco Wholesale

Marek Herm

Partner, Attorney-at-Law, Tax Counsel


Tech Advisors

Rishi Verma

Software Systems Architect

Jose Carlos Luna Duran

Computer Engineer and Security Expert

Marc Magrans de Abril

Software Engineer and Economist

Ignacio Coterillo

Database and Software Engineer

Hector Valverde Ph.D.

Solution Architect

Jose Andres Cordero

Full Stack Software Engineer

Raul Murillo Garcia Ph.D.

Software Engineer

Carlos Ghabrous Larrea

Software Engineer

Alejandro Iribarren

Computer Engineer and Storage Expert

Jose Clavero

Software Developer

Javier Garcia

Frontend Developer

The Orvium movement


BAES Blockchain Lab:

Members of

Token Generation Event

Token mechanics

Token Distribution

Register for TGE:

Partners Bitcoin Suisse Logo

Currencies Accepted

Ethereum (ETH)

Max. Total supply

~379M ORVs


1 ORV = $0.10




Orvium OÜ: 3 years - 6 months cliff

Team: 3 years - 6 months cliff


The following milestones give details about the development of the Orvium project, as it becomes the leading publication platform for the research community while returning the benefits of science to society.


2017 Q1 to 2018 Q1

Red Giant

2018 Q2 to Q3


2018 Q4 to 2019 Q1

White Dwarf

2019 Q2 to Q3

Neutron Star

2019 Q4


2020 Q1