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Blogging opportunities

It's helpful to put out reminders some times, so here's something if you are a blogger or want to be a blogger.

If you are a blogger

The Annals of Botany Company has two journals Annals of Botany and AoB PLANTS. AoB PLANTS is an entirely open-access journal. It’s licenced under a Creative Commons BY 4.0 licence so anything you want to use is available, so long as you credit the source.

Annals of Botany is a hybrid journal. Some papers are Open Access, some are Free Access and some are behind a paywall. If a paper is Open Access then you can use it like an AoB PLANTS paper. The authors keep full copyright of free access papers (and paywall papers). Getting your hands on a paper that interests you can vary too, but if a paper is behind a paywall then it should be released to free access after a year.

However, if you want to blog about a paper, and cannot get a copy of it, we have an offer for bloggers. Simply let us know and we’ll arrange to get you a copy. We’re happy to help you get permissions to use an image from the paper too.

If you are not a blogger

…but would like to be. We’re always looking for guest bloggers. Actually, we’d like to see more independent botany bloggers, so if you want to do it regularly we do recommend setting up your own site. But if you’d like to give it a try, or don’t think you’ll be publishing enough regularly to attract a large audience, then we’d be more than happy to put out your posts. As well as the poster to the right (click to enlarge), there’s a PDF version you can download.

Our Editor-in-Chief Anne Osterrieder would be delighted to help you craft your post, offer her editing skills and give advice. You can see some examples of previous guest bloggers to see how it looks.

About the author

Alun Salt

When he's not the web developer for AoB Blog, Alun Salt researches something that could be mistaken for the archaeology of science. His current research is about whether there's such a thing as scientific heritage and if there is how would you recognise it?

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