First Monday is one of the first openly accessible, peer–reviewed journals on the Internet, solely devoted to the Internet. Since its start in May 1996, First Monday has published 1,397 papers in 220 issues; these papers were written by 1,915 different authors. First Monday is indexed in Communication Abstracts, Computer & Communications Security Abstracts, DoIS, eGranary Digital Library, INSPEC, Information Science & Technology Abstracts, LISA, PAIS, Scopus, and other services.
|This month: September 2014|
Putting open science into practice: A social dilemma?
Digital technologies carry the promise of transforming science and opening up the research process. Researchers were interviewed from a variety of backgrounds about their attitudes towards and experiences with openness in their research practices. There was considerable discrepancy between notions of open science and scholarly reality. While many researchers supported open science in theory, the individual researcher is confronted with various difficulties when putting open science into practice. What is in the collective best interest of the scientific community is not necessarily in the best interest of the individual scientist.
Special issue — Napster, 15 years on: Rethinking digital music distribution
Edited by Raphaël Nowak and Andrew Whelan, the thirteenth special issue of First Monday includes 12 papers examining developments in digital music since Napster. This research, by established and emerging scholars, treats digital music from a variety of international perspectives, ranging from ethnomusicological archives to São Paulo collectives to the Warez MP3 scene and much more.
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