The nominations for the first ever Research Blogging Awards are in! The awards were created to "honor the outstanding bloggers who discuss peer-reviewed research". Nominations were sent in by readers and an panel of judges have selected the finalists. Voting begins in a week's time and bloggers who are registered with the community can cast their votes. I'm in the running for:
Research Blog of the Year
Blog Post of the Year (for, what else, duck sex)
Research Twitterer of the Year
Best Lay-Level Blog
I'm really honoured, and doubly so because the panel of judges who selected the finalists reads like a Who's Who of science blogging. I'm also thrilled for several friends who have very deservedly made the list.
If anyone's just come onto the blog for the first time, hello. This blog covers almost nothing else besides peer-reviewed research, except for the occasional opinion piece on science journalism or wildlife photo. If anyone's wondering why I don't use the Research Blogging tag or aggregator that often, check out yesterday's rant about the post-embargo publication window - it's the same reason.