Tuesday, December 22, 2015

B - The end of journals

Krumholz HM. The end of journals. Circulation  e-pub Nov. 10, 2015
(doi:10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.002415)

According to the author, there are at least 9 deficiencies in the current publication model that fuel the sense that journals as we have known them are approaching their final act. Among them: the publication process is too long; the expense of publishing is growing rapidly; the configuration of articles prohibits a comprehensive and in-depth approach to a scientific question; peer review and the journal decision-making process occur without much external scrutiny and transparency; and so on.

 
http://circoutcomes.ahajournals.org/content/early/2015/11/09/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.002415.full.pdf+html

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