Here’s a summmary of some posts from nature.com staff blogs over the past month or so that might be of interest to scientists as authors, communicators and peer reviewers:
Methagora : Nature Methods announces online methods, in which the journal joins Nature in offering authors much longer methods sections which appear online but are formatted and integrated into the main paper’s online PDF.
Indigenus: Celebrating publication of a new book of biographical sketches of 98 Indian women scientists.
Spoonful of Medicine: On the annoyance to authors of having to fill out forms
Free Association: An archive of Nature Genetics Editorials published between 2004 and 2006.
Nascent: Improvements to the machine-readable interface on nature.com. For a less technical report, Nascent also provides a link to Nature Network blogger Martin Fenner’s interview with Tony Hammond of NPG.
The Great Beyond: Conflicts of interest are not being declared in some cancer research studies.
Peer to Peer: Websites encourage direct public funding for research proposals.
The Great Beyond: Historic lectures by Nobel laureates.
Climate Feedback: Biased media reporting of climate change conference.
Sceptical Chymist: What’s in the second issue of Nature Chemistry.
Nascent: Wolfram Alpha has potential but I can’t see scientists using it yet, writes Euan Adie.
Spoonful of Medicine: Good writing makes a boring healthcare topic come alive
The Great Beyond: The first science experiment on Twitter.
Methagora: Problems of reproducibility in proteomics experiments.
Nascent: Which web 2.0 services do scientists use?
The Niche: Round-up of stem cell articles in NPG journals this month.