at the intersection of research and blog

Research Blogging is a blog aggregator. It looks like a blog itself, but actually posts recent posts from researchers who blog about their research. No kidding. Academics who do real, peer-reviewed research write about it in blogs. If you’re thinking that a blog is only a personal journal, you are missing one of the many ways that technology is used today for serious purposes. [Update: Actually, this aggregator lists posts of bloggers who blog about peer-reviewed research that has already been published. It is not a collection of research bloggers posting their own research, as I initially thought.].

There have been a few articles in the news lately about blogging researchers, and we have one here in Intelligence Studies, Kris Wheaton, who recently created a series on the topic “The Changing Nature of the NIE and its Implications for Intelligence.”

What are we going to do with such work? Will this challenge to traditional peer review have an effect on acceptable scholarship, acceptable to tenure committees, that is?

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  1. Personally, I think it will take some experimentation. All of the elements are there — the ability to source, the ability to review, the ability to publish. What is the best way to do all of these things has not been collectively decided upon, however. I think once people start to see examples, “straw men” if you will, they will start to talk about ways to improve the form, which will help build a consensus.

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  2. Given the sky rocketing price of printed journals, I wonder if this will prove to be viable alternative?

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  3. Given the sky rocketing price of printed journals, I wonder if this will prove to be viable alternative?

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