Last January, it was discovered that Ted Turner had prepared a video for CNN to play should the world come to an end. In light of last week’s discussion of article/book versioning, it seems only appropriate to publish an updated version of that post, now with a much improved video. Please disregard the previous post and use this one going forward.

David Crotty

David Crotty

David Crotty is the Editorial Director, Journals Policy for Oxford University Press. He serves on the Board of Directors for the STM Association, the Society for Scholarly Publishing and CHOR, Inc. David received his PhD in Genetics from Columbia University and did developmental neuroscience research at Caltech before moving from the bench to publishing.

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3 Thoughts on "Article Versioning: The End of The World v 2.0"

There is a long tradition of doom and gloom in the publishing industry. As the old joke goes, the first book off of the Gutenberg Press was the Bible. The second was about the decline of the publishing industry…

The death of publishing probably will be accompanied by a cat video.

But two essential points of context and correction (feel free to revise and re-publish): 1) the musical accompaniment to the end of the world as we know it is neither a marching band or Celine Dio, but REM; 2) Martin Sheen is great, but The End will be narrated by Morgan Freeman or David McCullough.

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