Journals: A more social means of publishing?

Should the peer-review process for academic journals be by-passed for a more online/social means of publishing? Pickrell went on to describe, in general detail, the features this journal-killing app would require. It would bypass the formal peer review process, taking pre-publication papers and allowing a community of users (scholars and experts, most likely) to vote papers up or down — much like social bookmarking sites such as Reddit do for articles in the popular press.…

WavePad Sound Editor

In my search for the right tools, I wanted to find a simple sound editing tool. For months I have been wanting to convert a radio interview that I had done (and had coverage from the entire event, but wanted to just use my section). I had tried Audacity (recommended by JISC), but it produced a 10+MB file, which was too big even for self-hosted WordPress, so I was pleased to find WavePad. The result…