I’m pleased to announce a new site that allows bloggers to not only show when they’re blogging about peer-reviewed research, but also to share that work with readers and bloggers around the world.
ResearchBlogging.org doesn’t just enable you to mark posts with our icon, it also collects those posts in one central location. Readers can then visit just one site to find all the posts on a topic, or browse through all of the blogosphere’s most thoughtful posts on peer-reviewed research.
Here’s how it works:
- Bloggers — often experts in their field — find exciting new peer-reviewed research they’d like to share. They write thoughtful posts about the research for their blogs.
- Bloggers register with us and use a simple one-line form to create a snippet of code to place in their posts. This snippet not only notifies our site about their post, it also creates a properly formatted research citation for their blog.
- Our software automatically scans registered blogs for posts containing our code snippet. When it finds them, it indexes them and displays them on our front page — hundreds of posts from dozens of blogs (and soon to be many more), in one convenient place, organized by topic.
- The quality of the posts listed on our site is monitored by the member bloggers. If a post doesn’t follow our guidelines, it is removed from our database. Borderline cases may be discussed in our forums.
The site isn’t yet perfect — consider this the beta version. But we’ve tested it extensively and found that it’s easy to use and works on a variety of blogging platforms, including wordpress, blogger, and movable type.
If you’re a blogger who writes about peer-reviewed research, you can register your blog today and quickly and easily share your work with the world. Whether or not you blog, bookmark the site today and visit often to find the best research blogging on the web.