OpenWetWare:Publishing group/Reddit idea
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OpenWetWare.org Novel Publishing Proposal
Above is just an example of embedding the top hits into the front page. We could remove the excess formatting and combine the log-ins so it fits in nicely. See examples here as a stand alone and here embedded in the front page.
Here's how it might work
Based on the example of arxiv.reddit.com, an extension of the reddit.com website taylored for physics research news and trialed for openwetware use. We propose to create OpenWetWare.reddit.com to handle the voting and comment system. This could be a trial run to see how the system works. It would allow users to post pages from OWW. Reddit could also create a bookmarklet browser button "post to OWW". Click here to see Reddit embedded into OpenWetWare, showing the latest news, research and recent changes.
Benefits for the OWW Community
Authors receive community reviews of their work through voting and comments. Readers receive a what's hot view of the recent OWW changes. Other relevant news could also be published.
Involving existing publishing channel
Existing publishing channels should be approached as they may be interested in sponsoring this experiment. They benefit from the knowledge gained and from being associated with our community.
Example in use
We propose to try this model out with the iGEM project pages and the BioSysBio conference abstracts, bearing in mind that reddit.com is an out-of-the-box working system that might not be the final solution.
We propose to set up the system and use it for highlighting OWW pages and other science community news, possibly with the top 3-5 hits appearing on the front page of OWW as in this mock front page. If all goes well, perhaps this would evolve by itself into an open publishing system as outlined above.
Things to think more about