Modification:Sciento-2019-0002

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Accept that the discussions concerning a suggested modification are to be published once a communal verdict is available. The discussions are to be published in the journal as special commentary articles co-authored by all participants of the discussion or in special edited collections.

The modification was suggested to Scientonomy community by Hakob Barseghyan, Jamie Shaw and Karen Yan on 22 December 2019.1 The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

Preamble

At the moment, the scientonomic workflow assumes that suggested modifications should be evaluated communally through commenting on the respective pages of the encyclopedia. Yet, as things stand, the vast majority of the encyclopedia discussions involve a select few members of the community. Due to a sheer lack of incentive to comment, many modifications remain undiscussed. This affects the inclusivity of the workflow: while theoretically it is inclusive as all members of the community can in principle comment, in practice it remains far from inclusive as many members of the community lack incentive to comment on suggested modifications. This also stales the advancement of scientonomic knowledge as suggested modifications "sit around, waiting to be discussed, and the status quo remains".1p. 7 Therefore, the workflow needs to incentivize commenting, for otherwise "the lack of participation thus leads to a conservative enterprise where changes to the mosaic happen slowly, if at all".1p. 7

Modification

Theories To Accept

  • Publishing Modification Comments (Shaw-Barseghyan-2019): The discussions concerning a suggested modification are to be published once a communal verdict is available. The discussions are to be published in the journal as special commentary articles co-authored by all participants of the discussion or in special edited collections.

Questions Answered

This modification attempts to answer the following question(s):

Verdict

The modification is currently being evaluated; a verdict is pending.

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References

  1. a b c  Shaw, Jamie and Barseghyan, Hakob. (2019) Problems and Prospects with the Scientonomic Workflow. Scientonomy 3, 1-14. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33509.