Scientific publishing faces challenges and changes induced by the same forces which have reshaped the news industry and are reshaping the traditional publishing industry. You could say that the Internet changes every information-centric industry, but some industries are slower to change than others.
The National Institutes of Health has a “request for information” (RFI) out for comments on “interim research products” including things like preprints. [More…] “Where do we hope publishing is headed? Preprints and “interim research products””