This week, we’ve heard new complaints about the ISI impact factor, watched Congress endorse open access, and seen Biomedical Digital Libraries leave BioMedCentral for Open Journal Systems.
What I conclude from all this activity is that we’re still in the turmoil of transition. The promulgation and sharing of academic information is as healthy as ever, but the comfortable routines we’ve developed over the centuries no longer serve us as well as they once did. I find this exhilarating rather than frightening, and look forward to seeing what’s next.
May we all continue to live in interesting times indeed.