Is Advent of Science 2.0 Natural?

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With the initial success of Web 2.0, the essence of this set of useful technology tools have penetrated the hard-shell of scientific collaboration and publishing process. The ubiquitous things like tags, social networks, and blogs have created a new dimension to the approach of scientific publishing. Popularly called Science 2.0, the new approach facilitates publishing raw results of research and a broader platform for collaborative research.

On one hand, a section of the scientific community hails this phenomenon as a natural progression whereas others treat this as a major source of controversies about retention of patent and intellectual copyrights. There have been quite a few websites that have started using this approach whereas major print journals have started adding Web 2.0 tools to their websites. Anyway, Science 2.0 has already been here.

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