Science research projects typically publish their results in scientific journals
Preliminary results are often published in conferences
In the academic world, the scientific contribution of a project is measured largely by the number of its publications, and the prestige of the journals and conferences in which they appear (high-prestige journals include Nature
, and PNAS
We encourage BOINC volunteers to support projects that make a major scientific contribution.
Keep in mind that doing research and publishing papers may take several years, so newer projects will naturally have few or no publications.
The following scientific papers have resulted from BOINC-based projects (this list does not include papers about volunteer computing or about BOINC itself; those are here