Ars Technica has a wonderful article this morning, filled with lots of links, that really echos many of the conversations I’ve had over the last few years about the problems with the current publication process and what it’s missing.
I’m actually going to quote a quote from the article, because it best summarizes the sentiment,
As Wired’s Dan MacArthur put it, “it is a source of constant wonder to me that so many scientists have come to regard a system [the existing publication process] that actively inhibits the rapid, free exchange of scientific information as an indispensable component of the scientific process.”
I know that I (and many others) have lots of ideas on how to improve upon the system, but it’s a big beast, and will be difficult to change. But, it will change.