A special Nature magazine issue dated 3/28/2013.
The Future of Publishinghttp://www.nature.com/news/specials/scipublishing/index.html.
The Table of contents reveals some very interesting articles:
- Disciplinary action - How scientists share and reuse information is driven by technology but shaped by discipline.
- Sham journals scam authors - Con artists are stealing the identities of real journals to cheat scientists out of publishing fees.
- News Features
- The true cost of science publishing - Cheap open-access journals raise questions about the value publishers add for their money.
- The library reboot - As scientific publishing moves to embrace open data, libraries and researchers are trying to keep up.
- The dark side of publishing - The explosion in open-access publishing has fuelled the rise of questionable operators.
- Beyond the paper - The journal and article are being superseded by algorithms that filter, rate and disseminate scholarship as it happens, argues Jason Priem.
- A fool's errand - Objections to the Creative Commons attribution licence are straw men raised by parties who want open access to be as closed as possible, warns John Wilbanks.
- How to hasten open access - Three advocates for a universally free scholarly literature give their prescriptions for the movement’s next push, from findability to translations.
- Books and Arts
- Q&A: Knowledge liberator - Robert Darnton heads the world's largest collection of academic publications, the Harvard University Library system. He is also a driver behind the new Digital Public Library of America. Ahead of its launch in April, he talks about Google, science journals and the open-access debate.
- Open to possibilities - Opting for open access means considering costs, journal prestige and career implications.
Read it now: http://www.nature.com/news/specials/scipublishing/index.html
posted by K Jane