'Facebook of Science' Seeks to Reshape Peer Review

Courtesy BioMed Central

With his latest Internet experiment, a large network of scientists called the Faculty of 1000, Vitek Tracz hopes to transform papers from one-shot events owned by publishers into evolving discussions among researchers, authors, and readers.
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Vitek Tracz is a risk-taker. He put his money into open-access publishing when free Internet journals seemed like a long shot.

"Everybody promised me that open access would not succeed," recalls the scientific publisher. "They said I would go...

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