Wikis in scholarly publishing

<p>Scientific research is a process concerned with the creation, collective accumulation, contextualization, updating and maintenance of knowledge. Wikis provide an environment that allows to collectively accumulate, contextualize, update and maintain knowledge in a coherent and transparent fashion. Here, we examine the potential of wikis as platforms for scholarly publishing. In the hope to stimulate further discussion, the article itself was drafted on Species-ID – a wiki that hosts a prototype for wiki-based scholarly publishing – where it can be updated, expanded or otherwise improved.</p>