The Future of Scientific Journals

December 19, 2008

From ReadWriteWeb, there is an article titled, “Scientific Journal to Authors: Publish in Wikipedia or Perish.” It is a report from the journal RNA Biology which now requires a simultaneous submission to Wikipedia. The initial submission to Wikipedia is also peer-reviewed but after that it can be edited as other entries. This is a brave new world of medical publishing. First there was online journals and now Wikipedia entries. If the entries can be edited, what does that mean for the future of peer reviewed journals?

Another new journal tool in beta is MyFavoriteJournals. It enables managing multiple journals by showing the covers and a click through to the most recent table of contents with links to abstracts using the PubMed API. Worth testing out.

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