Although open access publishing and institutional and subject-based repositories are the most well-known types of alternative publishing, there are other emerging models that may point toward the future.
PLoS HUB - Clinical Trials
The PLoS Hub for Clinical Trials collects PLoS journal articles that relate to clinical trials. The Hub is a site for researchers to share their views and build a dynamic, interactive community. The PLoS Hub for Clinical Trials features articles originally published in PLoS Clinical Trials, along with articles from all the PLoS titles that publish clinical trials. In the future, it will also feature open-access articles from other journals plus user-generated content.
The nanoHUB is a rich, web-based resource for research, education and collaboration in nanotechnology. It hosts over 1600 resources, including online presentations, courses, learning modules, podcasts, animations, and teaching materials. It also offers web-accessible simulation tools which simulate nanotechnology devices. The nanoHUB also provides collaboration environment via workspaces, online meetings and user groups.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy is a scholarly dynamic reference work, with each entry is maintained and kept up to date by an expert or group of experts in the field. The project is funded entirely by donations and grants.
Vectors, journal of culture and technology in a dynamic vernacular
Utilizing a peer-reviewed format and under the guidance of an international board, Vectors features submissions and specially-commissioned works comprised of moving- and still-images; voice, music, and sound; computational and interactive structures; social software; and much more. They publish only works that need, for whatever reason, to exist in multimedia.