Essay: The Future of Scientific Publishing

Sandweiss, J. Essay: The Future of Scientific Publishing. Physical Review Letters, 2009, May 11

This essay was the last in a series of nine essays written to celebrate last year’s 50th anniversary of Physical Review Letters. Both physicists and editors contributed to the series. This particular offering looks ahead to the future of scientific publishing and suggests that most difficult problems that its faces are a result of the ever-increasing volume of published scientific research. Aids to the individual physicist in wading through the mine of information are discussed, which include virtual journals and artificial intelligence programs.

doi: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.102.190001