Open Science

I’ve been looking through the readings and lecture this week, which focus on talking about they way science transforms the media communication, and thus affecting on the audience. Basically, the science is the centre, which encloses all industries and government work together to redevelop and strengthen it. Initially, presenting the idea of scientific knowledge to the reality was until advent of printing, which demonstrated that distributing science knowledge is deeply tied with the medium (Wilbanks, 2013).

Nevertheless, in the present day, a digital way, in terms of open science to provide scientific knowledge is more prevalent and trendy than before. Because Web 2.0 as an scientifically innovative idea, meeting the society’s requirements for everything to become “faster” (SEED, 2011), which also has the potential to save the cost as well as time to printing. Also, the collective communication online also helps expand and accelerate scientific discovery and distribution of scientific knowledge. For example, the scientists could create a specific blogs for the Internet users to comment their science ideas when they have potential to undertake a science project. The results would be salient and faster, and the comment of the Internet users also can help find out the results of the projects. Scientific issues had already expanded in a global level with the help of Web 2.0, which means open science could potentially to solve unanswered problems or just increase the awareness of the public at least.

Otherwise, some scientists also mentioned that scientific paper actually are not appropriate to publish on open science level such as blogs, it could be though. Firstly, a paper on blog cannot offer a contextual senses rather than a book. And, when scientists who are criticised in a blogosphere they often would ask their critics to provide their viewpoints for peer-review. However, the point is the review cannot basically dismiss a critique; often it becomes to encourage the critics to make the critique. Unfortunately, technical commentary does not work well at social network such as blogs, and the Internet conversation often take personal-oriented desire which barely happens in a published physical science literature (Schmit, 2011).

There is also a case that the science reactions against the Chemical project blogs.



Wilbanks, 2013, The Scientific paper has long been the unit of scientific knowledge. Now, with print media lapsing into obsolescence , the Internet is poised to transform science publishing and science itself, SEED,  (Last accessed on 14 May,2013)

Schmidt, Gavin (2011) ‘From Blog to Science’, RealClimate  (Last accessed on 14 May,2013)

Nielsen, Michael, ‘Open science’, 2011
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Seed 2011, On Science Transfer, Seed Magazine, <>(Last accessed on 14 May,2013)


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