The Scientific Activist

Yesterday, I blogged about the paper that Shelley Batts, Tara Smith, and I just published in PLoS Biology on integrating blogging into academia. As promised, we have a very long list of people we would like to acknowledge for their contributions to this work. As I noted yesterday, this paper was built upon the anecdotes, suggestions, and other feedback we collected from across the science blogosphere. In addition to the people listed below, we also gained insight from a variety of discussions that took place within the internal ScienceBlogs forums, and we owe a big thanks to all of our fellow ScienceBloggers who participated in those.

I should note that these conversations took place over the course of a year and involved three different authors talking to different subsets of bloggers, making the compiling of such a list of acknowledgments difficult and the risk of leaving someone out more than we would like. If we left you out, please accept our apologies, and realize that it’s nothing personal (and please contact me if you were left out so that we can include you).

So, without further ado, we owe a very big thanks to the following contributors:


Shelley A. Batts, Nicholas J. Anthis, Tara C. Smith (2008). Advancing Science through Conversations: Bridging the Gap between Blogs and the Academy PLoS Biology, 6 (9) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0060240