Disruptive Scholarship Blog Launched
In considering the nature of the Wiki [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki] and the increasing range of applications [http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/WikiBib.htm], I have begun to speculate further about the Wiki as *the* platform for The Next Generation e-Journal
[http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/Web4Lib/archive/0408/0173.htm] and the transformation of the review process. I hereby invite Any and All of my Web Colleagues to Critically Review the scenarios outlined below in which I sketch the probable future [:-)] of scholarly communication, review, and publishing ['Disruptive Scholarship'] in the WikiWorld.
Presented for Your Consideration:
In view of its collaborative features and functionalities, and the nature and character of alternative methods of quality management outlined, the wiki environment (McKiernan 2005) could provide an outstanding framework for preparing, editing, reviewing, assessing, and publishing for a range of scholarly work, including manuscripts, articles, journals, and monographs (Guest 2003).
David G. Guest, "Four Futures for Scientific and Medical Publishing. It's a Wiki Wiki World," BMJ 326 (April 26, 2003): 932. Available at[http://bmj.bmjjournals.com/cgi/content/full/326/7395/932/a] (9 January 2005).
[http://www.public.iastate.edu/~gerrymck/FiveEasyPieces.pdf] (8 January 2005).
[http://www.public.iastate.edu/~CYBERSTACKS/WikiBib.htm] (9 January 2005).