Deepak Singh reports back from the Scienceblogging conference, where his favorite session was on the future of open science and open access publishing. He thinks that the future lies in the big-name journals like Nature and Science playing more of a shepherd's role, providing commentary and insight into the scientific papers that other open access journals publish. "To me this is not that different from where publishing is going in general, since today I get my news from Google News and the blogosphere, while I read the New York Times and the BBC for opinion and commentary,” he writes at his blog, bbgm.
No Doubt Nature and Science Will Relish Their New Roles
Jan 23, 2008