A very clear indicator that a topic is not only an ephemeral hype is when there will be a scientific journal for this new topic. This has just happened with Big Data as Liebert publishers just announced at the Strata conference the launch of their peer-reviewed journal “Big Data” for 2013. It will be edited by O’Reilly’s Edd Dumbill.
But you don’t have to wait until the next year, but can already grab a special preview issue featuring five original articles for download right now.
All peer-reviewed articles will be published under a Creative Commons licence and therefore be available for free when they will be published.