Future of Academic Communication

The traditional processes for academic publishing and research are broken. For-profit publishers have closed access to the works they have published and limited metadata. Peer-review is struggling to keep up with the pace of new research. And it is impossible to keep up with all the pertinent work in any but the smallest fields. And this is all happening when the future of much of our research is interdisciplinary, when many of the most interesting academic discussions are happening outside of traditional journals, and we can find infinite uses for datasets beyond the original research. So…what’s next?