Friday, May 15, 2009

Scholarly journals make the move to Facebook

The Boston Globe is reporting that the tony New England Journal of Medicine is following an increasingly common trend among scholarly journals by establishing a presence on Facebook - part of the whole Web 2.0 thing.  The NEJM, established in 1812, is constantly on the make for ways to connect with more readers.  It established a website more than 13 years ago and is now jumping into the social networking game by establishing this site "where readers can link to articles and a weekly podcast summary. 'If our users are going to be there, we should be there,' says Kent Anderson, the journal’s executive director of international business and product development."

The Chronicle of Higher Ed is also covering the story here.

Perhaps the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute should jump on this too.

I am the scholarship dude.


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