At Metamolecular, we're hard at work developing a new Web-based chemical information service. There's just one problem - we need twelve people knowledgeable in at least one branch of the chemical literature to test it.
I won't let the cat out of the bag here, other than to say that we're cooking up a free (as in freedom) system to address three difficult problems in chemistry:
- It's almost impossible to keep up with the chemical literature these days given the sheer volume of published works.
- Electronic journals make it difficult to 'accidentally' find cool new papers.
- Traditional peer review has limitations.
If you're interested in kicking the tires of a shiny new community-driven approach to keeping current with and reviewing the chemical literature and you'd like to participate in the test, I'd like to hear from you.