21 September 2008

Science blogging to publish research?

The September 18 issue of 'The Economist' has a short article on user-generated science.

It looks at emerging web 2.0 tools in science, particularly blogging, that may lead to news ways to publish and communicate science and research. It concludes that there's much action and progress in the science blogosphere, but: "in order that blogging can become a respected academic medium it needs to be recognised by the upper echelons of the scientific establishment."

It links to Nature Network - a 'professional networking website for scientists around the world', where you can find a information about the recent Science Blogging 2008 conference in London.

The conference ended with a call to get senior scientists blogging. This may be a good step towards recognition that publishing is about more than just academic articles...

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