Are wikis a poor man’s peer review, or the natural home for new research?

Eventually, printed journal articles will be quaint artifacts. Scientific papers will be living documents with data published on Web pages – commented on, linked to, and mirrored by labs doing the same work 6,000 miles away. Every research effort will have thousands of reviewers working in real time. Today’s undergrads have never thought about the world any differently – they’ve never functioned without IM and Wikipedia and arXiv, and they’re going to demand different kinds of review for different kinds of papers.

Read this article from WIRED

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  1. Pingback: Parallel refereeing open and closed peer review « What’s New Media?

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