1Universitatea Eötvös Lóránd şi ISSRU, Academia Ungară de Ştiinţe
Modern science has developed a particular mechanism of communication which began with the appearance of scientific journals in the 17th century and which remained basically the same ever since. Briefly, this mechanism is based on the selective publication of fragments rather than complete treatises. It is this selective concern with fragments of knowledge, represented primarily by journal articles, that enables science to function effectively and is responsible for its phenomenal growth and pre-eminence.
Publication, Necessity, Papers, Science, Mechanism
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