How accurate is a blogger providing comment on a peer reviewed paper? Dr Shock frequently discusses and makes comments on academic papers. Mostly publications about Electroshock and depression but also about medical education and internet.The important question is how to evaluate the accuracy of the blogger providing the commentary on a peer reviwed paper. In comes BPR3, an initiative Dr Shocks supports.
Dr Shock is a member of BPR3. About BPR3:
Bloggers for Peer-Reviewed Research Reporting strives to identify serious academic blog posts about peer-reviewed research by developing an icon and an aggregation site where others can look to find the best academic blogging on the Net.
In a recent post on the BPR3 blog some standards for the evaluation of blog authors are proposed. This is not easy since some blog authors post anonymous. Their main solution is a registration of blog authors and a logo. Controling all those blog authors seems a daunting task to Dr Shock