Ten Simple Rules paper published!

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The Ten Simple Rules for Getting Help from Online Scientific Communities paper just came out on the last PLoS Computational Biology issue!

It has been a pleasure and an exciting experience to coordinate the writing of my first Open Collaborative Paper. It has been fun, a different approach toward preparing and publishing an academic paper, and I hope I will be able to promote other similar initiatives in the future.

I am also preparing a blog post where I list some tips and notes about coordinating these type of initiatives. I have learned a lot from this experience, and I would like to share a few thoughts on what can be done to organize them at the best. But let’s see if I will find the time to finish writing it :-)

This paper is dedicated to all the people who enjoy discussing science on Internet. In particular, I would like to give a huge thanks to the people from the Molecularlab Community, and the Biostar Community; and also a huge thanks to Robert Hoffman from WikiGenes for the support.

And if you pass around here in Barcelona in my lab, I will offer you a chocolate candy :-)

Dall’olio GM, Marino J, Schubert M, Keys KL, Stefan MI, Gillespie CS, Poulain P, Shameer K, Sugar R, Invergo BM, Jensen LJ, Bertranpetit J, & Laayouni H (2011). Ten simple rules for getting help from online scientific communities. PLoS computational biology, 7 (9) PMID: 21980280

4 Comments

  1. This word-wide collabarative paper writing was a really nice experience. Thanks Giovanni for the smooth managament! Waiting for your blog post expaining with more details the project.

    Cheers

    P.

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