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Science, publishing, and such

Discussion of science and publishing in the digital age is growing in popularity. A surprising uniformity of need (open, shareable data), collaboration, and systemic change (incentives, publishing process, etc) is found in various conversations. This theme is similar to what one that has been developing more broadly in education for the last (almost) decade.

For example, Science 2.0 is a workshop in France at the end of September (organized by Erik Duval and others). Elseview announces the article of the future (now with 70% less fake journals!): “to redesign from scratch how to most effectively structure and present the content of a traditional scientific article in an online environment”.

Publishing science on the web: “science is already a wiki if you look at it a certain way. It’s just a really, really inefficient one – the incremental edits are made in papers instead of wikispace, and significant effort is expended to recapitulate the existing knowledge in a paper in order to support the one-to-three new assertions made in any one paper.”

What exactly is open science?: “your research shouldn’t be considered complete until the data and meta-data is put up on the web for other people to use, until the code is documented and released, and until the comments start coming in to your blog post announcing the paper.”