Foreword: Publication Underwritten by Review Enrichment (PURE)

  • Ted Selker


What does the future of publication hold? The scientific publication environment has changed over the last few years.  PURE is meant to create scientifically archival work through a transparent online mentoring/ peer review that includes more community engagement, and produces more depth of analysis of a publication is contemplated.

Where did scholarship come from and where is it going. Formal scientific community writing had a very small community until the 1800s. We now see it as the force that creates technology and innovation that drives the economy.  Meanwhile the members of the communities want their newest work to be used and are putting it into new products and patenting it at unprecedented rates.  In 1981 Kornfeld and Hewitt imagined a world in which all publication would be additive so we could see the way new ideas evolve.  As we cover such topics, this paper also muses about how social media can infiltrate the hallowed process of scientific publication to make it more transparent, inclusive, and more thoughtfully produced.


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• The Invention of Nature; Alexander Von Humbolt’s New World, Andrea Wulf Alfred A. Knopf, 2015.
• Wiliam A. Kornfeld, Carle E. Hewitt, The Scientific Community Metphor,IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics ( Volume: 11, Issue: 1, Jan. 1981 )
How to Cite
SELKER, Ted. Foreword: Publication Underwritten by Review Enrichment (PURE). International SERIES on Information Systems and Management in Creative eMedia (CreMedia), [S.l.], n. 2017/1, p. xv-xii, dec. 2017. ISSN 2341-5576. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 03 dec. 2023.
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