Back in October of 2007, Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research Reporting (BPR3) was launched in order to (one day) aggregate blog posts about the scientific literature on one site and to provide a universal icon to identify posts on peer-reviewed literature. Now BPR3 version 2.0 is out, manifested as Research Blogging.org.
Go check out the new site to see what bloggers are saying about the literature. Or, better yet, register your blog, and have relevant posts feed directly onto the Research Blogging home page. In my own opinion, though, the coolest feature of the site is its citation generator. Just input the DOI of the article you’re blogging about, and out comes the citation in HTML ready to be pasted into your entry. In fact, Research Blogging uses this citation code to automatically identify posts for its aggregator.
There are still a couple of bugs to work out, but it’s pretty slick, and I know that Dave Munger is actively addressing issues as they come up. So, go ahead and give it a try. I just went back and tagged these entries from the last year:
- Integrin Phosphorylation as an Off Switch for Integrin Activation (31 December 2007)
- Stem Cells from Down Under (29 November 2007)
- Best Headline Ever: “Creature from Hell Promises Salvation” (22 November 2007)
- Embryonic Stem Cell Debate Over; Thousands of Researchers Now Jobless (21 November 2007)
- Animal Rights Activists Hijack the Brains of Three Respectable Scientists! (28 August 2007)
- Study Finds Alcohol and Tobacco More Harmful than Marijuana, LSD, or Ecstasy (23 March 2007)