[Irtalk] After 350 years of academic journals it’s time to shake things up | Science | The Guardian
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Sat Apr 4 15:39:03 SAST 2015
Writing and reviewing journal articles is part of the core business of a
scientist. But it’s not an efficient way to communicate research results.
Cameron Neylon went a step further and argued forcefully for a radical
reinvention of scholarly communication. “Scientific communication is a
means of dissemination, it is not a product,” he stressed. Taylor added,
“We are limiting ourselves in the present model by thinking of science
journals as products purchased by a consumer.” *The panellists agreed that
the goal should be to move away from scientific publishing — towards
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