Scholarly Publishing: Refereed Physics for Twitter and Facebook, Maybe
From the Duke Research Blog:
When journal publishers send peer-reviewed tweets, they’ll have truly entered the digital age. They’re not there yet, but that doesn’t mean they’re not trying, said Gene Sprouse, editor-and-chief of the American Physical Society (APS) and a physics professor at Stony Brook University.
Sprouse, speaking at an Oct. 17 physics colloquium, described how the Internet is changing the way scientists share their research.
“Eventually print journals will disappear,” Sprouse said, explaining that sans paper, authors and publishers could include new types of content like movies and active graphics in their articles. But even with new media features, “what physicists want is rapid acceptance of their paper into a prestigious journal with no hassles during peer review. They want attention for their work, and they want it widely distributed.”
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