Fascinating article in the Chronicle (http://chronicle.com/article/Facebook-of-Science-Seeks-to/126087/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en) about Vitek Tracz, who founded Biomed Central publications (and sold it to Springer). His latest idea:
Now, the man described by his colleagues as one of the most innovative and mercurial forces in publishing wants to reinvent the basics of scholarly communication. Mr. Tracz plans to turn his latest Internet experiment, a large network of leading scientists called the Faculty of 1000, into what some call “the Facebook of science” and a force that will change the nature of peer review. His vision is to transform papers from one-shot events owned by publishers into evolving discussions among those researchers, authors, and readers.
What do you think about this?