Thursday, January 11, 2007

Scientific Journals blog

Blogs have been around for some time. From the wikepedia:
The term "weblog" was coined by Jorn Barger on 17 December 1997. The short form, "blog," was coined by Peter Merholz, who jokingly broke the word weblog into the phrase we blog in the sidebar of his blog in April or May of 1999.

Blogs in science, on the other hand, have only recently become popular. The first two traditional science news journals to pick up the raising interest in scientific blogging were The-Scientist in August 2005, and then Nature in December 2005. Since then many more scientist have picked up blogging for a variety of purposes (see review by Coturnix). The science journals have been slowly reacting. Here is a current list of blogs from science journal blogs or publishing groups. If anyone knows more please leave a comment and I will add them to the list.



The Scientist

The Scientist Blog

Scientific American

SCIAM Observations

Nature publishing group

Nature Journals


Nature Genetics

Action Potential

Nature Neuroscience

Free Association

Nature Methods


Nature Medicine

Spoonful of Medicine

Nature News

Nature Newsblog

Chemistry at Nature (portal not journal)

The Sceptical Chymist

Nature publishing group


Nature publishing group


Nature publishing group



Inherently Responsive

Public Library of Science

PLoS Blogs


PLoS publishing

Publishing blog

PLoS Technology

Technology blog

PLoS Medicine

PLoS Medicine blog

The Lancet

The Lancet blog


The Weblog of Science Magazine"s (stopped)