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Science community blogs: recognising value and measuring reach

Saunders, Manu (2018) Science community blogs: recognising value and measuring reach. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (15 Feb 2018). Website.

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Blogs have evolved into an established academic genre and a valuable forum for alternative journalism and public education. Manu Saunders draws a distinction between science communication blogs and science community blogs, with the latter offering academics the opportunity to strengthen writing skills and develop new collaborations, while also being a source of advice and mentorship for students, women, and other underrepresented groups. Science community blogs provide an open forum for discussion about the processes and challenges of doing science, and a chance to broaden discussions around diversity in academia. Despite this, the complexities of quantifying their reach and impact mean there are still few formal recognition processes that encourage scientists to use blogs as a scholarship tool.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2018 14:39
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 17:45

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