"Publication forms the core structure supporting the development and transmission of scientific knowledge" (Galbraith2015). Yet, with the WorldWideWeb a dominant part of many activities, internet "publication" is still paper-based in its style and methods, even when it uses a digital medium. Such a paper-based publishing "model" is not adequate for a Web-based world!
In 2006, an estimated 3,700 peer-reviewed articles were published per day (Bjork2009)! As will become apparent, the methods and features described here are needed now, and will be absolutely necessary in the future, when even more articles are published.
A New Knowledge-Tool is proposed that is in addition to those already available. The new Knowledge-Tool is a new Literature-Guide called a "Knowledge-Step Compendium". This Compendium will be on a very-narrow topic, will be organized in a new MultiLevel-Format, and will be created in a Compending-Forum on the Internet.
This New Knowledge-Tool will, in turn, be the basis for a change in academic careers, of the timing of when a scholar "Compends" Knowledge. A "Knowledge-Compendor" need not be a senior faculty member (as is presently the case in traditional literature-reviews), but can be a Post-Graduate Student new to a field. Because a Knowledge-Step Compendium is based on a very-narrow topic and created with the aid of an Internet Forum, for a Graduate Student Compendor this activity will be a means to self-organize groups of like-minded scholars that can be the basis for reviews of new data, discovering new ideas, and finding jobs.