What’s your 2015 research revolution? That’s the question asked by George King of Digital Science (a software and technology company for the scientific research community), and a lot of people are responding by publishing their research resolutions on Twitter using the #researchresolution hashtag.
From money to writing, data to transparency, and everything in between, people are sharing their 2015 research resolutions on Twitter.
Let’s take a look at some of those resolutions:
I resolve to conduct better photo/video documentation of procedures to help peers understand/recreate my work. #ResearchResolution
— loyal hall (@HallLoyal) January 12, 2015
Transparancy rules… I resolve to get old data of the shelve / out of the drawer and publish to share #ResearchResolution
— Cathy NLBE (@Cathy_NLBE) January 12, 2015
— Alan Hyndman (@DigitalanUK) January 12, 2015
— Aimee Eckert (@aimee_e27) January 12, 2015
— Anne Vize (@anne_vize) January 13, 2015
— Jon Tennant (@Protohedgehog) January 12, 2015
— Amy Neeser (@pseudoAMYloid) January 12, 2015
As you scroll through the tweets using the #researchresolution hashtag, you’ll see many people are planning to increase their open access publishing and increase transparency in their research overall during 2015.
It’s not surprising to see so many scientists, university instructors, and students using social media and starting blogs to share their work with larger audiences in real-time. This is a trend that will continue with more and more scholarly writers shifting at least some (if not most) of their publishing to their own blogs and platforms that they control.
What do you think? Leave a comment and share your thoughts on the future of scholarly publishing, open access, and blogging (or other forms of transparent online publishing).