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This is a chapter on scholarly communication from Hacking the Academy, a book “crowdsourced” in one week by contributors from around the world. It touches on many emerging issues in the field of scholarly publishing, and asks some hard questions about the changing nature of published research. See especially Tanya Roth's piece on "Hacking the Dissertation Process"