Nature Chemistry 1, 673 - 678 (2009)

Subject Category: General chemistry

Communicating chemistry

Theresa Velden1 & Carl Lagoze1

  1. Theresa Velden and Carl Lagoze are in the Information Science Program, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14850, USA.
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New web-based models of scholarly communication have made a significant impact in some scientific disciplines, but chemistry is not one of them. What has prevented the widespread adoption of these developments by chemists — and what are the prospects for adoption over time?