An open access online science publishing platform that employs open post-publication peer review. The Winnower serves as a cost-effective alternative to traditional scientific publishing and emphasizes transparency, open discussion and debate in all areas of science. In addition to published scientific papers, The Winnower will also feature two sections called "The Grain" and "The Chaff," which will give an in-depth look at famous and infamous scientific works. The Grain will be comprised of short essays by authors of successful papers that will detail the work as well as the story behind the work, while The Chaff will highlight retracted papers and their authors and focus on the events that led to the failed studies and what can be learned from them..
Title from caption (thewinnower.com website, viewed January 22, 2016).