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Publishing: Natural selection

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Should journals become more like content curators? Craig Nicholson finds out.

In an era of smartphones and social media, ‘influencers’ and ‘content curators’ wield enormous power over fields from fashion to music, shaping opinions via promoted news items, pictures and playlists.

Can the staid world of scholarly journals take any cues from these worlds, with their vast and sometimes shadowy networks of tastemakers?

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