My first preprint submission

My last post was about open access – making sure that your work is freely available after publication. However, I have also been experimenting with preprints – posting articles prior to publication for open peer review. PeerJ is one publishing model that has been gaining traction recently. They also offered free publication for a trial window and have a monkey as their mascot, so how could I resist? My paper, “Continental variation in wing pigmentation in Calopteryx damselflies is related to the presence of heterospecifics” is available now (with all the data used in the paper) at the PeerJ preprint site, while the manuscript is in review at the PeerJ journal. I thought it worthwhile reflecting on the experience and my growing support for this idea.Read More »


2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for me and insisted that I share it.  The big milestone for 2012 was that I passed 25,000 views, which is far more than I was expecting!   I published 33 posts that totalled around 20,000 views.  That includes the top three posts for the year:

Thanks for following/sharing/accidentally finding me over the past year!

Click here to see the complete report.