How Medium can change the game of scholarly communication (working draft)

This is literally a half finished first draft of thoughts. Several interesting ways Medium can impact scholarly communication

Rapid dissemination, hit “recommend” and there we go

Great integration with social media, blog reimagined, :-)

Paragraph level commenting in a beautiful looking interface with private and public visibility – tight control, great for peerage based reviews

Themed collection of articles that persist and discoverable in search engines (Google)

Great for preprinting and collecting comments already

Image and codes can be embedded

Open access and transparent research

Combined with other software to push to html

What about referencing?


Quality Assurance?


Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Also in:

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