Whether it be improving one’s own health, finding more efficient fuels or better understanding far-flung parts of the world, access to scholarship is essential to improving our society. Too often, though, that knowledge is locked behind pay-walls that place it out of the reach of most of the world’s population.
In an effort to make academic publications more accessible, AcaWiki has been created. Billing itself as the “Wikipedia for academic research,” AcaWiki allows scholars to post summaries of their work on a site that aims to foster discussions. This is a great way to help build the academic commons. So, if you’re a researcher or academic, consider posting summaries of your work. If you’re a student, turn to AcaWiki when researching.