That's the conclusion I'm drawing from the fact that "New Criteria for New Media" has become the most downloaded article from MIT's Leonardo journal ever.
"New Criteria for New Media" tops the list of the most downloaded Leonardo articles, with 798 downloads as of this writing. This article by Joline Blais, Steve Evans, Jon Ippolito, Owen F. Smith, and Nathan Stormer proposes concrete new academic guidelines for evaluating scholarship in the digital age.
The article proposes that researchers be rewarded, rather than punished, for working in digital and networked formats. The authors mention a number of models for open peer review, including such Still Water projects as The Pool and ThoughtMesh.