broadening the scientific conversation

There are some interesting advances in how some journals and online media are broadening the scientific conversation — here are a few of my favorite examples:

OK, so, most folks in academia are probably familiar with the above.  But, it’ll be interesting to see how “scientific conversation” evolves more generally, and how organization theory-related journals adapt and innovate given some of the above.


Written by teppo

April 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm

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  1. great post!


    Michael Bishop

    April 29, 2009 at 10:37 pm

  2. Don’t forget TED talks!



    April 29, 2009 at 10:48 pm

  3. Not sure how I forgot TED!



    April 29, 2009 at 11:24 pm

  4. TED rules. The open access article is interesting. I have recently found myself in the unusual position of having lost my university account (I’ve been working in a corporate role and haven’t taught for a couple of years). It’s disturbing to see the metaphorical gate putting new research off-limits. A question I’ve been pondering is whether part of the tension between theory and practice is that practitioners have a hard time accessing theory.



    April 30, 2009 at 10:04 am

  5. The open access article is good, but I think you got the terms mixed up: “Open access journals” are something very different than “Science 2.0”, which the article covers.

    Open access journals are more or less like regular scientific journals (most are peer-reviewed), but they are not sold. Rather, articles are published online. See for example the “Forum Qualitative Social Research” at

    Nevertheless, the whole topic of “Science 2.0” seems exciting (although I think the term Science 2.0 is silly).



    April 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm

  6. Check out our journal Libertarian Papers. We are completely online and open, Creative Commons Attribution Only 3.0, offer PDF and Word source files, and are also putting up podcasts (using volunteers). We also release articles as they are ready, instead of in arbitrary “issues” or groupings, and simply consecutively number the articles in a given annual volume, allowing each article to simply start at page 1.


    Stephan Kinsella

    April 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm

  7. Thanks, Stephan and Johann, for the links.



    May 1, 2009 at 5:55 am

  8. Great collection. Thanks.

    First Monday Also podcasts.

    I like contexts a lot and they have some blogs worth reading (when I get a chance).



    May 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm

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