When considering the challenges facing scientific publishing, Acer VanWallendael suggests that journals should produce audio versions of the papers they publish. Like…
Help us highlight your research with videos!
This year has shown us how important science communication is, and how we scientists can contribute to a better understanding of science by ensuring that our research reaches the greatest number of people possible. One way of fighting misinformation is to make real science available to everyone, something that the open access movement has been doing for nearly two decades. But a wider reach for your research can also benefit scientific advance in general, and the visibility of your specific research field and of the researchers who work in it.
By making a video explaining what you set out to do, your main findings and their implications, lay people or experts from different fields can access your research stories and understand them in a more engaging manner.
We’d like to offer our PLOS Biologue platform as a means to spread the word. If you’ve recently published at PLOS Biology and have a video where you talk about your research, we encourage you to send it to us (or post it on Twitter, Youtube, etc.) and we will cross-post it here in Biologue and amplify it across our social media!
Today, we’re going to start with two cool but very different stories. We hope you enjoy the videos, and if you’re interested in finding out more, then click on the links to read the open access papers…
The rapid evolution of primate voice boxes:
From the jellyfish that gave us GFP come more amazing fluorescent proteins:
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