Yet another blog contest, I can hear you say.
Yes, another blog contest, but a very special one. It is a contest among outstanding bloggers who discuss peer-reviewed research.
There are over 1,000 blogs registered at ResearchBlogging.org., responsible for 9,500 posts about peer-reviewed journal articles.
By February 11, 2010, readers had made over 400 nominations. Then, according to researchblogging.org, “the expert panel of judges painstakingly assessed the nominees to select 5 to 10 finalists in each of 20 categories”.
The categories include:
- Research Blog of the Year with some excellent blogs like Neuroskeptic (RB page) and Science-Based Medicine (RB page)
- Blog Post of the Year
- Research Twitterer of the Year including David Bradley, Dr. Shock and Bora Zivkovic
- Best New Blog (launched in 2009)
- Best Expert-Level blog
- Best Lay-Level blog
- Funniest Blog
- Blogs in other languages, like German and Chinese
- Blogs according to specialty like Biology, Health, Clinical Research, NeuroScience, Psychology etc
I was surprised and honored to note that Laika’s MedLiblog is finalist in the section Philosophy, Research, or Scholarship. Another librarian, Anne Welsh of First Person Narrative is also finalist in this section.
- First Person Narrative (RB page)
- Christopher Leo (RB page)
- The Scientist (RB page)
- Laika’s MedLibLog (RB page)
- Good, Bad, and Bogus (RB page)
It is now up to you, researchbloggers to vote for your favorite blogs. You don’t need to vote for all categories. It is simply too much and in case of Chinese blogs wouldn’t make much sense either.
You can only cast your vote if you are registered with ResearchBlogging.org.
If you’re not registered (and you blog about peer-reviewed research), you still have time to register. See here for more information. This way you can vote, and most important, can contribute to ResearchBlogging.org. with your review of peer reviewed scientific articles.
Voting closes on March 14, and awards will be announced on ResearchBlogging.org on March 23, 2010.