The Grey Lit Café

'Quality blogs', with Giovanni Salucci: innovation in scientific and research communication

October 26, 2023 Giovanni Salucci, Erika Paoletti Season 5 Episode 47
The Grey Lit Café
'Quality blogs', with Giovanni Salucci: innovation in scientific and research communication
Show Notes

You can wait a long time for ambitious innovations in the communication of science and research - and then two come along together.

In our previous episode, Scholarly Podcasts, Mack Hagood articulated his thinking behind a novel approach to podcasting.

Now we're delighted to publish our interview with Prof. Giovanni Salucci (University of Florence) and Dr Erika Paoletti on a novel approach to blogging.

Blogging, of course, is no longer new to the field of scientific and scholarly communication. But in this interview Giovanni and Erika introduce a bold innovation - the notion of 'quality blogs' (QBs)

They explain what QBs are, how they relate to both other forms of blogs and journal papers, and the crucial role of metadata.

Though the interviews with Giovanni & Erika and Mack are designed to make sense independently, we suggest they're best thought of as a  diptych. Together, they indicate ways to enrich the communication of serious content.

References and links

The proposal for QBs is outlined in 'The Quality Blog: Proposal of a New Format in Lieu of Academic Research Blog' (Journal of Scholarly Publishing, Volume 54 Issue 4, October 2023, pp. pp. 524-551).

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