By sylvie | May 28, 2009
In case you are looking for a paper giving an overview of the history of scientific publications, you may be interested in this one by Kaiser Nikham and Rajendra Babu H., Moving from script to science 2.0 for scholarly communication, Webology, vol. 6, no. 1, March 2009.
This study attempts to trace the evolution of scholarly communication from the days of publication of Journal-des-Scavans to the era of web 2.0, explaining the Open Access (OA) movement in brief. The views of Harnad on OA are highlighted. The emergence of Open Access 2.0 is put in context. This study also explains science 2.0 as the emerging practice in scientific knowledge sharing and scholarly communication. The positives and drawbacks of science 2.0 are discussed. Some of the science 2.0 concepts like OpenWetware, PLoS and other science 2.0 systems used in scientific research for communication as put forth by Hooker and Surridge are cited to indicate that science 2.0 is the future for scholarly communication.