How Science 2.0 and Open Access Really Work
Last week, I wrote about publishing my first paper in PhD (Peripheral blood gene expression patterns discriminate among chronic inflammatory diseases and healthy controls and identify novel targets) and I said publishing in an open access journal was a real priority for us because we really wanted to get feedback from the scientific communities. So let’s see where I shared that paper:
- Scienceroll.com and also my Hungarian medical blog (MedIQ.blog.hu)
- Twitter and Friendfeed
And let’s see what happened after that:
- The paper now is the most viewed one in the last 30 days in BMC Medical Genomics.
- It received the “Highly accessed” badge
- I received many e-mails with relevant questions and I had interesting discussions on Twitter (actually found some collegues who work in the same field)
- I got invitations for collaboration from several international labs.
Before you’d ask, yes, I think it’s because we chose an open access journal. It costs a lot but is really worth it.
What is your story?