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Essential Social Media Tools

Many scientists think that they don’t have the time to develop a presence in social media. Like many people in other trades, scientists are busy and cannot spend half of their day on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media. Many...

A Guide for Communicating Synthetic Biology

The Woodrow Wilson Center Synthetic Biology Project has just released a guide to help practitioners of synthetic biology communicate with different constituencies. Reading this document is cheap insurance against potential public relation disasters that may hurt not only you and...

PLoS Launches Synthetic Biology Community

PLoS is launching the PLoS Synthetic Biology Community (synbio.plos.org) as a hub to allow readers and authors of synthetic biology literature to gather in one place. This resource will provide informal online avenues for researcher collaboration and discussion of PLOS-published research,...

Article-level metrics and the evolution of scientific impact

Article-level metrics and the evolution of scientific impact

This is one of the first and best papers about the use of article-level metrics. It provides a detailed overview of the different options and their possible adoption challenges, Interestingly, the paper also discusses how to use them to help...