Scitable Mixes Science, Crowdsourcing, and Social Networking

I spoke with Vikram Savkar, senior vp and publishing director of Nature Education. He’s also the head of, a Web site that mixes elements of crowdsourcing, social media, and peer-reviewed science for educational purposes. Though it’s free, it’s not nonprofit. The site is part of a plan by Nature Publishing Group, which has been publishing scientific journals for 140 years, to extend its reach to the college-aged crowd.

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