The New York Times has a compelling article in today's (January 16, 2012) issue http://nyti.ms/zwYjNL about the process of medical and scientific journals. This is not to dismiss the progress that was done under the peer-review process, but, and this is important, it can also delay progress in an environment when we see instantaneous sharing, for example, via social media channels. Some are arguing the process has stifled the advancement of cure-related science. One excellent example is the Brehm Coalition [http://www.brehmcoalition.org/], which has made a number of stunning advances in type 1 diabetes research in a remarkably short timeframe. Perhaps advancing diabetes cure-related research to Science 2.0 model can help to accelerate the process?!
What does anyone else think about this? Please, I'd love to hear people's thoughts!