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Blogging can have a negative effect

The cat is surprised
Shocking news on blogging. Photo Michelle Tribe / Flickr.

At AoB Blog we encourage scientists to blog because we think it’s a good idea for scientists to tell people about their research, including other scientists. Some measures like Altmetric and Impact Story think this is a good thing too, but not everyone does.

Yesterday PeerJ posted a presentation on their blog, where Jonathan Eisen shows how some grant reviewers can hold blogging against you.

Let’s hope this doesn’t dissuade new journal Nature Plants from posting to their new blog.

hat-tip to Anne Osterrieder.

Alun Salt

Alun (he/him) is the Producer for Botany One. It's his job to keep the server running. He's not a botanist, but started running into them on a regular basis while working on writing modules for an Interdisciplinary Science course and, later, helping teach mathematics to Biologists. His degrees are in archaeology and ancient history.

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