Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Research Blogging

Research Blogging (RB) is a new blog aggregator service oriented to the blogging about peer-review research. It offers a subject hierarchy by disciplines and tools for bloggers to make their blog more RB-aware. This includes tools for embedding citations (using COinS I believe) that allow RB to extract-out the citation information and display at the bottom of the aggregation summary. The citation creation tools will also auto-populate if you have the DOI for the article.

What a simple but great idea! Not everyone will be willing to hand-roll citations, especially those without a DOI. Perhaps a way to grab them from Connotea or some CiteULike is needed.

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