Jonathan Eisen, scientist and blogger extraordinaire has established a science writing series called “Story behind the paper”. The idea is for authors who have recently published Open Access papers to tell the story behind the paper: what sorts of experiences and experiments led up to the new discovery and how we navigated through the publication process. Several years ago Jonathan patiently explained to me what a blog was and got me started with science blogging. He recently kindly extended an invitation to write story about our discovery of a new communication code in disease causing bacteria.
Here it is. Happy reading.