There are several thoughtful works suggesting modifications to the traditional review process. These often involve having open access with some sort of post-publication review. Notable proposals include:
- Open Access to Scientific Papers May Not Guarantee Wide Dissemination by James Evans, Feb 19, 2009.
- PLoS ONE, Open Access, and the Future of Scholarly Publishing by Richard Poynder, Mar 7, 2011.
- Reforming Peer Review. What are the practical steps? by Cameron Neylon, Mar 8, 2011.
- Not another new open access journal by Frank Norman, June 29, 2011.
- Special issue of Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience: Beyond Open Access: visions for open evaluation of scientific papers by post-publication peerreview.
These have led to post-publication review systems in various fields, including:
- THE CONNEXIONS PROJECT: Using Computer Technology to Connect Ideas and People by Laura Farmer and Corrine Sackett, Public Knowledge Journal, April 2009.
An un-reviewed repository of technical reports, called arXiv, has been extensively used by Physics researchers and adopted since by several other disciplines. The Computer Science flavor of this is called CoRR.