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Science  05 Apr 1996:
Vol. 272, Issue 5258, pp. 15-19
DOI: 10.1126/science.272.5258.15

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The advent of electronic publishing raises a host of issues that are discussed by this week's writers. Peer review—How might it change? Could it be bypassed altogether? Should it be? Equity—What is the cost of publication and of archiving? Who should pay? Indexing—How should information be organized? (At right, the home page of a new, on-line journal in development.) Webs of a different sort (spider) are described by one author as not so tough after all when compared with mighty man-made fibers. Two authors discuss developments in particle physics. And according to a young investigator, female and male crayfish alike exhibit dominance behavior.