Academia.edu is an emerging tool that will become
significant first in industries that can pay for specific
services. I bet that if ACS does not move into this area,
it could be overtaken.
Very compelling “open source” direction with an
evolution of crowd and social reviews discussed.
It is trying to find more open ways of moving science
- instant distribution of results and conclusions
- use of easier-to-share “rich media“
- needs to develop a ‘credit for on line publication;’ right
now there is limited or no incentives for authors.
Richard Rice founded academia.edu as a platform for
academics around the world to connect and share
Site has over a million monthly visitors and a thousand
academics enlist daily.