Science 2.0 – Is Open Access Science the Future?

“Science happens not just because of people doing experiments, but because they’re discussing those experiments”

~Christopher Surridge, editor of the Web-based journal, Public Library of Science On-Line Edition (PLoS ONE)

Read the article: Science 2.0 – Is Open Access Science the Future?

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Credible Blogs for Scientific Research

I would love to get more researchers to blog. I know for some, especially Post Docs and graduate students, there is fear that their writing will be misinterepreted or by chance impact their career later down the road. The challenge is that everyone has a voice with blogs and some information may not be accurate.

A news blog for research called ResearchBlogging.org, strives to identify serious academic blog posts about peer-reviewed research with an aggregation site where others can look to find the best academic blogging on the Net.  See their article,
Where will science blogging go from here?

Science Blogs

How do we get scientists involved with new technology? Perhaps we should start with blogging. It’s easy, free, and many scientists have much to share with others.

I see there is great interest in this area, and I may have to try to get out to North Carolina in January for ScienceOnline’09.

ScienceOnline’09 is the third annual science blogging conference in North Carolina. It will take place Jan. 16-18, 2009 at the Sigma Xi Center in Research Triangle Park. It’s free and open to all scientists, bloggers, educators, students, journalists and others who want to explore science communication on the Web. See the conference wiki for program details and more. Register here starting Sept. 15.

So, why isn’t there something like this out west?

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