Thursday, August 27, 2009

Reinventing academic publishing online. Part I: Rigor, relevance and practice.

Brian Whitworth, Rob Friedman. First Monday. 3 August 2009.

“The current gate–keeping model of academic publishing is performing poorly as knowledge expands and interacts, and that academic publishing must reinvent itself to be inclusive and democratic rather than exclusive and plutocratic.” Many of the applications that have become popular today are not media rich, but simple and text based, such as blogs, wikis, etc. Timeliness is important; materials out of date may not be useful. Innovators are the agents of change. “A system that rejects its own agents of change rejects its own progress.”

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