Science 2.0 was introduced recently in analogy with the “Web 2.0” term coined for the description of the next generation of Internet. Moreover, Science 2.0 presents the new generation of online-based tools for scientists allowing easier data sharing, collaboration, communication, and publishing. Science 2.0 places emphasis on the following questions:
- How do the rapid development of the internet and the expansion of social networks change the working habits of researchers and research and publication processes in different research disciplines?
- How can Science 2.0 tools improve research processes?
- How do researchers use new Science 2.0 tools to facilitate new scientific communication within the research community and between the public and the research community?