In our previous blog, we explained how blogging is impacting scholarly publishing. From increased visibility to spreading ideas, blogging has a vital effect on academic publishers. We further impact the influence of blogging on academia.
Enhancing Scholarly Collaboration
One of the most effective uses for blogging is that it facilitates scholarly collaboration. Blogging facilitates the process of promoting research, collaborative writing, and social networking for academic scholars. Advances in web technologies have increased outreach for blogs and have enabled the technical procedures for researchers to collaborate. By improving scholarly collaboration, blogging benefits the industry as a whole.
Frederick Stutzman, a technology researcher, argues that blog are not that different from other communication tools. He explained that blogs are just a new way of promoting ‘conversation’ and the same benefits have been provided collaboration tools as well. However, even Stutzman acknowledged that blogs can increase engagement, promote rapid publication, and encourage feedback. Overall, blogging offers academia a platform to connect ideas.
Overall, blogging has a strong impact on the scholarly publishing industry. It allows scholars to express new ideas, increase their visibility, and effectively collaborate in their work. By providing a far less restricted source of academic engagement, blogging becomes a tool to accomplish the goals which could not be effectively reached in a regular, academic environment. Whether an effective reference or an alternative for specific procedures, it remains to be seen how blogging will further challenge traditional practices in academic publishing.