Hubs in lieu of Journals
Traditionally, academic publishing has been under the jurisdiction of a set of oligopoly publishers (i.e. Springer, Elsevier, Wiley etc). Each of these large publishers can have thousands of journals, each covering various topics of science and academia. Each journal is ranked by the north star metric of "Impact Factor." The impact factor is a number that boils down to how many citations come out of the publications within that journal.
ResearchHub has created Hubs in lieu of the thousands of journals, and allows for a streamlined and open publishing of scientific or academia content directly into these hubs. This removes the gatekeeping process of traditional publishing and allows information dissemination to be expedited and then peer reviewed post-publication.