Yoo Jung is a medical student at Stanford University. She is a recent graduate of Dartmouth College and a co-author of the book, "What Every Science Student Should Know," a guide for college students interested in majoring in STEM (University of Chicago Press). You can find her on Twitter @YooJKim and on her website at yoojkim.com.
The greatest validation of scientific contribution is a peer-reviewed academic publication. But the face of academic publishing is changing as traditional journal publishers have come under attack from proponents of open access, which could change