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About the British Ornithologists’ Union

Writing for #theBOUblog

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Thank you for your interest in #theBOUblog – the blog to promote your ornithological research and research interests.

#theBOUblog is a great place to blog about your published research paper and contribute to your paper’s Almetric score.

We accept blog posts about any aspect of ornithology – if its about birds and science we’ll consider hosting it. These can be on topics from papers published in any journal, not just IBIS.

We try to keep our blog posts in the same format, so please read these guidelines on how to prepare you blog piece for us and view an example blog post formatted just the way we like it 😉

View guidelines and example

As #theBOUblog has become increasingly popular we now publish a new blog post each week. During that week we will promote your blog post heavily on Twitter (via @IBIS_journal), Facebook (Facebook.com/ibisjournal) and Instagram (@IBIS_journal). If you want your blog to appear at a particular time, e.g. to coincide with publication of a paper or other event, then be sure to contact us early to see if we can accommodate your specific date.

Submit your blog post and images, or any enquiry, to Christina Ieronymidou (BOU Social Media Engagement Officer).
 
More on blogging and #theBOUblog
See #theBOUblog Top 10 articles!
 

Further reading

Who’s reading science blogs?
An excellent poster-style summary of the Jarreau & Porter paper below.

Science in the Social Media Age: Profiles of Science Blog Readers.
Jarreau, P.B. & Porter, L. 2017. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly. DOI 10.1177/1077699016685558

How social are ornithologists??
A paper and poster from the BOU’s Steve Dudley and RSPB Science’s Jen Smart includes a section on #theBOUblog.
 

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