Open Access and the "social web" for physics

Paul Watson pointed me to the January 2007 issue of the “Physics world”. You’ll notice a number of articles related to open access and the impact of Web to scholary publication and the peer review process. It’s funny how not all of those articles are available :-)

I found that “talking physics in the social Web” is not going far enough in the exploration of social networking for scientific collaboration or exchange of ideas. The article merely reports on recent events. However, social networking can enable so many different scenarios. I believe it can revolutionize the way conferences get organized, the way scientists report their work and become famous, the way students explore a research field, etc.