Monday, August 27, 2007

Peer review icon contest

Ten days ago I wrote about an initiative to standardize and aggregate posting on peer reviewed research in all subjects. This initiative has now developed into a fledgling organization called BPR3 - Bloggers for Peer Review Research Reporting.

There has been a lot of activity over at BPR3, discussing working definitions of peer-review, the requirements for an icon to specifically indicate that a post is about peer-reviewed research, the practicalities of aggregation of such posts.

Now for the latest: the BPR3 Icon Contest :

Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research Reporting is pleased to announce its contest for designing the icon that will represent the organization and its mission on academic blogs world-wide.

Contest participants will design a universal icon that everyone can use on their blog posts whenever the post is a serious commentary about a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal, and not just a link to a press release or media commentary.

Eventually these posts will be collected on, so anyone can find the most thoughtful blog posts on the internet, discussing serious research, not just media hype.

The deadline for submissions is September 10th. All submissions are welcome, but please read the icon specifications and contest rules on this post before rushing off to your design table.

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