Blogs from Archives of Disease in Childhood – more than just gossip
ADC has just launched Blogs from two of the journal's associate editors who would love you to contribute. Don't forget to sign up for the Blog RSS feeds so you don't miss anything.
The Précis Blog
Précis starts with the idea that any good paper can be summarised in one sentence. That sentence may sometimes be complex, and should normally leave you wanting to know more, but it will contain the core of what the paper is about. This is, by its nature, idiosyncratic, and hopefully sometimes controversial. The blog focuses on the online first part of ADC:
- You might like to leave informal comments on papers, as part of a conversation between readers, or a real dialogue between authors and readers (note that comments are moderated but not routinely edited).
- You might like to comment on what has been written about your own paper.
- You might like to just read it every now and then as a way into the journal; to keep ahead of your colleagues, or your juniors, or your seniors.
The Précis blog can be found at: http://blogs.bmj.com/adc‐precis
The Archimedes Blog
You'll be familiar with Archimedes, the bimonthly section of evidence‐based questions and answers, and with the Archimedes blog you:
- Get to see the questions as they are being asked, and can comment on the answer you expect to see.
- Can argue about the interpretation of evidence from the published topic reports.
- Can add new information to older reports.
There are also Teaching tips, bite‐sized explanations of EBM concepts and links to other places where the practice of evidence‐based child health can be discussed.
The Archimedes blog can be found at: http://blogs.bmj.com/adc‐archimedes
Ian Wacogne and Bob Phillips explain why they think this is important in an editorial in the November issue of ADC (Arch Dis Child 2007;92:941–2).