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How should changes in the accepted body of scientonomic knowledge be introduced? What are the steps and procedures of the scientonomic workflow?

To facilitate the advancement of scientonomic knowledge, we need a transparent and inclusive workflow with clearly stated epistemic goals.1 Thus, it is vital for the success of scientonomy as an academic field to have clearly articulated set of norms that stipulate the steps and procedures of the scientonomic workflow.

In the scientonomic context, this question was first formulated by Nicholas Overgaard, Hakob Barseghyan, Gregory Rupik and Paul Patton in 2016. The question is currently accepted as a legitimate topic for discussion by Scientonomy community. At the moment, the question has no accepted answer in Scientonomy.


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Scientonomy1 January 2016The publication of Shaw and Barseghyan (2019) where the question was first explicitly formulated is an indication of the question's acceptance. Yet, it is safe to say that the question had been accepted prior to that with the establishment of the scientonomic workflow in 2016.Yes

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Scientonomic Workflow (Barseghyan et al.-2016)Scientonomic knowledge is best advanced by:
  1. documenting the body of accepted communal knowledge knowledge in an online encyclopedia;
  2. scrutinizing this accepted knowledge, identifying its flaws, and formulating open questions at seminars, conferences, publications, and other in-person or online formats;
  3. publishing journal articles that propose modifications to our current knowledge and documenting these suggestions;
  4. evaluating the suggested modifications with the goal of reaching a communal consensus and changing the respective encyclopedia pages when a verdict is reached.
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ScientonomyScientonomic Workflow (Barseghyan et al.-2016)1 January 2016

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  1. ^  Shaw, Jamie and Barseghyan, Hakob. (2019) Problems and Prospects with the Scientonomic Workflow. Scientonomy 3, 1-14. Retrieved from