Astrophysicists and physicists as creators of ArXiv-based commenting resources for their research communities. An initial survey

  title={Astrophysicists and physicists as creators of ArXiv-based commenting resources for their research communities. An initial survey},
  author={Monica Marra},
This paper conveys the outcomes of what results to be the first, though initial, overview of commenting platforms and related 2.0 resources born within and for the astrophysical community (from 2004 to 2016). Experiences were added, mainly in the physics domain, for a total of 22 major items, including four epijournals, and four supplementary resources, thus casting some light onto an unexpected richness and consonance of endeavours. These experiences rest almost entirely on the contents of the… 
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