Some recent posts related to math & physics literature:
- Open overlay journals in mathematics points to the Greg Kuperberg article Scholarly mathematical communication at a crossroads from arXiv.
- SCI may undercount eprint citations points to the E. R. Prakasan, and V. L. Kalyane article Citation analysis of LANL High-Energy Physics E-Prints through Science Citation Index (1991-2002) on E-LIS. Not surprisingly, they find that ISI's products aren't very good at disciplines that don't rely on traditional journals for all their scholarly communication.
- Musings on the evolution and future of arXiv points to an article in a recent Lecture Notes in Physics 650, 313-336 (2004) where the man himself, Paul Ginsparg speculates about the past, present and future of arXiv. The article is titled: "Scholarly Information Network." Ginsparg touches on some of the same themes here in arXiv and here in Data Science Journal.