Research Blogging – peer-reviewed blogging on peer-reviewed research
by Alec Patton
This is very cool: Research Blogging is a website that reviews and publishes blog posts about cutting-edge research, filtering out (in the site’s words) ‘more personal or frivolous posts.’
Here’s how they do it (this is available in full here).
- Bloggers register with our site
- They continue blogging as normal, but when they write a post that meets our guidelines, they visit our site
- They use our automated citation generator to create a properly-formatted research citation for the journal article they are citing
- They paste the code we provide into their post
- Our automated aggregator finds their post and publishes it on our front page, where thousands of readers can easily find it
- A reference to their post remains permanently in our database, so users searching for posts on a specified topic can easily find it later
The posts range from the totally accessible, to the extremely specialised – a cursory glance at today’s highlights includes the krill surprlus, ‘alien hand syndrome’, and synesthesia.
Also, there’s a good article about the site here.
Entry filed under: Innovation Worldwide.