Geobloggers: submit posts to Research Blogging website
The folks from bpr3.org have launched their new site, called ResearchBlogging.org, which collects all the posts our there in science blog land that have been tagged as “blogging on peer-reviewed research”. You know, that little icon with the green checkmark people have been using the last few months.
If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, check this site out and then come back and read this.
I signed up and it was a relatively straightforward process to get my latest post about peer-reviewed research up there. The researchblogging.org site also automatically creates a citation and link to the paper you are blogging about. You simply enter the DOI (or other info if you don’t have that) and it shows up there. I think this is great. Firstly, the reader can click on that right away to get the paper…that’s just plain and simple convenience. Secondly, it keeps posts out that aren’t really about a real paper. Most science blogs (including me) have other posts not really about any particular research paper. This is a great filter. I simply don’t have the time to sift through the hundreds or thousands of science-related posts per day to find good comments about a recent study, especially if it’s out of my field.
In addition, I like the layout and look of the researchblogging.org site … it is very simple and effective. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like.
Like a regular feed, it has the post title and a snippet of text. But, then it has the citation and a link for the paper you are discussing.
What I’m getting at here is … sign up!!! The geosciences will be weak and under-represented unless we can get a posse together to put together quality posts about research topics.