Blogging on Peer Reviewed Research Icons Inauguration Day!

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may have seen this, this and this, i.e., an effort to design an icon that a blogger can place on the top of a post that discusses peer-reviewed research. The icon makes such posts stand out, i.e., the readers will know it is not a discussion of a press release or media reporting, or fisking of a crackpot, a meme, or showing a cute animal picture.

So, I am please to announce that the icons are here! Dave Munger explains.

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Pick up the codes for icons on this page. Carefully read the Guidelines before you start using the icon.

See who is using the icon already, by visiting this page so you can see the examples.

The blog-posts that use the icon will be aggregated in the nearest future on the BPR3 blog. So, get started today!

I went back last night and added the icon to a number of appropriate posts of mine - I have linked to them again under the fold. You can see that I actually sometimes write (or at least used to) about REAL science!

Sleep Schedules in Adolescents
Hot Peppers - Why Are They Hot?
Sex On The (Dreaming) Brain
Sex On The Brain (of the science reporters)
Circadian Rhythms in Human Mating
Circadian Rhythm of Alcohol Tolerance
Melatonin in Human Milk
Oxytocin and Childbirth. Or not.
Sun Time is the Real Time
A Pacemaker is a Network
Everything Important Cycles
Tau Mutation in Context
Chestnut Tree Circadian Clock Stops In Winter
Some hypotheses about a possible connection between malaria and jet-lag
Serotonin, Melatonin, Immunity and Cancer
Is That Your Jet-Lag Treatment Showing or are you just Happy To See Me?
Parasite of my parasite is not my friend
How Period and Timeless Interact in Fruitflies
Clock in the primate adrenal
The Lark-Mouse and the Prometheus-Mouse
The Amplitude Problem
VIP synchronizes mammalian circadian pacemaker neurons
How eyes talk to each other?
Chossat's Effect in humans and other animals
Phase-Response Curve and T-Cycles: Clocks and Photoperiodism in Quail
A Huge New Circadian Pacemaker Found In The Mammalian Brain
Waking Experience Affects Sleep Need in Drosophila
Flirting under Moonlight on a Hot Summer Night, or, The Secret Night-Life of Fruitflies
Persistence In Perfusion
Quail: How many clocks?
Does circadian clock regulate clutch-size in birds? A question of appropriatness of the model animal.
Eight Hours a Circadian Rhythm Do Not Make
Do sponges have circadian clocks?
Daily Rhythms in Cnidaria
Clocks in Bacteria I: Synechococcus elongatus
Clocks in Bacteria II: Adaptive Function of Clocks in Cyanobacteria
Clocks in Bacteria III: Evolution of Clocks in Cyanobacteria
Clocks in Bacteria IV: Clocks in other bacteria
A Circadian Clock that works in a test-tube explained
JETLAG - new circadian gene in Drosophila
Clock Tutorial #7: Circadian Organization in Mammals
Clock Tutorial #8: Circadian Organization In Non-Mammalian Vertebrates
Lithium, Circadian Clocks and Bipolar Disorder
Diversity of insect circadian clocks - the story of the Monarch butterfly
Circadian Rhythms, or Not, in Arctic Reindeer
What makes a memorable poster, or, when should you water your flowers?
Compared to your pet iguana, you are practically blind

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As a manager of an online community, do you have any insight into why the BPR3 people seem to be ignoring the existing systems for aggregation such as Technorati and Scintilla?

It seems like one could accomplish exactly what they're attempting simply by including a "BPR3" tag in your post for pickup by those services.

All of those will automatically get aggregated by Technorati, Scintilla, Google Blogsearch, Postgenomic, etc., where one needs to search for them specifically, perhaps by tag. On PBR3 they are all there, already aggregated, with all other posts eliminated from the crowd.