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Research Blogging Awards Now Open For Nominations

ResearchBlogging Awards 2010

Seed Media Group’s Research Blogging Awards honor the outstanding bloggers who discuss peer-reviewed research. With over 1,000 blogs registered at and 8,500 posts about peer-reviewed journal articles collected, it is time to recognize the best of the best.

Any blog that discusses peer-reviewed research is eligible for nomination, and the winners will be determined by votes from their peers in the Research Blogging community. All finalists will be highlighted on, and winners will receive cash prizes totaling $2000.

Here’s how the awards will be chosen:

    1. Nominations: Anyone can nominate blogs (including their own) to be considered for the awards, but only blogs that discuss peer-reviewed research according to our guidelines will be considered for the award. Nominations close February 11, 2010.Click here to nominate your favorites.
    2. Finalists: A panel of expert judges will select 5 to 10 finalists in each category. Finalists will be announced February 25, 2010.
    3. Voting: Only registered users of may vote for the winners. Registered users must meet our guidelines for blogging about peer-reviewed research (click here to register).Voting will be open from February 25 to March 11, 2010.
    4. Awards: The awards will be announced on March 23, 2010. Winners will be selected from the following categories:
      • Research Blog of the Year $1,000
      • Blog Post of the Year $50
      • Research Twitterer of the Year $50
      • Best New Blog (launched in 2009) $50
      • Best Expert-Level blog $50
      • Best Lay-Level blog $50
      • Funniest Blog $50
      • Best Blog — Spanish-Language $50
      • Best Blog — German-Language $50
      • Best Blog — Portuguese-Language $50
      • Best Blog — Chinese-Language $50
      • Best Blog — Biology $50
      • Best Blog — Chemistry, Physics, or Astronomy $50
      • Best Blog — Clinical Research $50
      • Best Blog — Computer Science, Engineering, or Mathematics $50
      • Best Blog — Conservation or Geosciences $50
      • Best Blog — Health $50
      • Best Blog — Psychology $50
      • Best Blog — Philosophy, Research, or Scholarship $50
      • Best Blog — Neuroscience $50
      • Best Blog — Social Sciences or Anthropology $50

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