Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Nature Network Looking For Non-North American Non-European Science Bloggers

Nature Network is a networking site for scientists, that includes forums, groups and, of course, blogs. While the scientists who blog there hail from around the globe, the site is dominated by scientists in Boston and London. Not surprisingly, most of the Nature Network bloggers are in North America or Europe.

Matt Brown, one of the editors of Nature Network, has posted that they are looking for science bloggers from Africa, Asia, South America and Central America to provide new perspectives. You can post as frequently as you like, but they would like the blogs to be in English. If you are from one of those regions, it would be great if you chose to join the conversation there.

Here are some of the women currently blogging at Nature Network blogs:

There are a number of other blogs there too, but these are the most recently updated and/or established blogs. As you can see from the list, scientists from the US, UK and Canada are overrepresened, as are life scientists. It would be excellent if a wider diversity of voices joined in the conversation.

If you are interested, read the notice at AuthorAID.

And I suppose this is as good a place as any to plug AuthorAID which is a free program designed to help researchers in developing countries to publish and otherwise communicate their work. They have held a number of workshops in Africa, with the next scheduled for November 12 at The Grassland Society of Southern Africa. Check out their site for resources on how to write papers and make presentations. The AuthorAID blog is written by Barbara Gastel, an associate professor in the Department of Humanities in Medicine at Texas A&M, who specializes in science writing and technical communication.

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Anonymous said...

There is no shortage of women networking sites. Most of these are devoted to business and finance, but I'm sure you could find some on science. Good luck!