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Podcasting and the Future of Scholarly Communication: Can Podcasting Be the Revolutionary Force that Science Needs?

The Science 2.0 movement, which established in the early 2000s, quickly gained popularity within the cultural sphere. Blogging became a widespread activity, and corporate media began offering contracts to scientists. As time went on, social media emerged as a new platform for sharing information, changing the landscape of journalism but not necessarily contributing to knowledge creation and scientific peer review.

In contrast to popular belief that blogging acted as a barrier for science-related content, pay-to-publish journals claiming to be peer-reviewed inundated scientists with an overwhelming amount of information. A new book suggests that scholarly podcasting could be the next big trend in creating and reviewing expert knowledge. Although podcasting has been around longer than Science 2.0, it is now being considered as a transformative way of creating and reviewing scientific work.

The authors of the book discuss the historical evolution of scholarly communication norms and speculate on the potential impact of new methods of knowledge creation. However, the question remains: can podcasting revolutionize the way we view scholarly work? While celebrities like Joe Rogan and NFL’s Manning brothers have shown the power of podcasting, there are some limitations to consider such as Google search algorithms needing to adapt to process audio content and establish credibility and AI technology easily generating audio content posing challenges for listeners who may be more accustomed to reading scientific papers.

As we look towards the future, AI now capable of generating content creates possibilities for creating large language models (LLM) necessary to differentiate legitimate scientific research from epidemiology papers linking common chemicals to human diseases. The future of scholarly communication and knowledge dissemination is evolving, and podcasting may just be the beginning of a new era in academic discourse.

The Science 2.0 movement emerged in the early 21st century with its focus on open access publishing, citizen science projects, and collaborative research initiatives. This movement quickly gained traction within academic circles due to its ability to democratize scientific knowledge by providing researchers with greater accessibility to data sets and collaborative tools.

Blogging soon became a widely popular activity among scientists who used it as a platform for sharing their research findings with a wider audience beyond traditional academic channels. In response, corporate media began offering contracts to scientists who produced high-quality blog posts that could attract large audiences.

As time went on, social media emerged as another platform for sharing information within academia. While social media enabled researchers from all over the world to connect with each other and share ideas quickly, it did not necessarily contribute much towards advancing scientific knowledge or peer review processes.

Meanwhile pay-to-publish journals flourished under this new paradigm by charging astronomical fees from researchers hoping for their work

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