Rules of Engagement
- Please post short (maximum 500 word) “pop abstracts” describing your peer-reviewed, empirical publications in our Forum.
- These should NOT be scientific abstracts, but new pieces of writing suitable for a non-scientist audience, more akin to short blog posts. For guidelines on how to prepare pop abstracts, see our Tutorial.
- Before posting, you will have to create an account, a 2-step process that should take no more than a few minutes.
- Pop abstracts can (and indeed, it’s great if they do) include multimedia, such as figures and videos. These can be easily uploaded within posts on our Forum.
- Readers will have a chance to “upvote” content that they like, and you will be able to see how many individuals both read and upvote your content. Top pop abstracts of a given day and week will be featured on the Forum.
- Readers can also “follow” your profile to receive updates when you publish new posts, and your profile can include links to your website / Google scholar profile, etc.
- Readers will also have chances to post questions or comments in response to your pop abstract; you will receive notification when such responses are posted. Although not required, you are encouraged to engage with others about your work and its implications.
- In the spirit of keeping an open conversation, The People’s Science will not be moderated “top down.” However, if you find any responses to your work to be abusive or inappropriate, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- You can use this site in a number of ways: (1) by browsing the newest “pop abstracts” posted by scientists, (2) checking our the most popular posts of a given day or week, or (3) finding posts on a topic in which you’re particularly interested by searching for keywords. You can also seek out scientist’s own way of thinking about work you saw mentioned in another media outlet, by searching for them by name.
- You are encouraged to take an active role in the interface between science and the public, by responding to pop abstracts with your questions, thoughts, or ideas.
- Before responding, you will have to create an account, a 2-step process that should take no more than a few minutes.
- Although healthy criticism is more than welcome, we ask you to retain a civil tone in your responses.