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Google is working on open access research platform 15.08.14

The new data-sharing model could transform academic publishing

Google is rumoured to be working on a platform which could transform the way that academics publish their work. It is claimed that it is working on an open platform for the ‘research, collaboration and publishing of peer-reviewed scientific research journals.’

Wired.co.uk is reported to have obtained a document which outlines how this new “Google Science” service would merge Google’s existing tools to form the basis for its academic platform. Services like YouTube, Google Docs and Google Plus would all be combined to shift the way that academic publishing is currently conducted.

By fundamentally improving the way that science is done on every level, it is claimed that scientific progress can be drastically accelerated. The success of platforms such as Wikipedia bear testament to the popularity and effectiveness of collaborative working.

Read the full article at Wired.co.uk