What is #365papers?
#365papers is a challenge to read one peer-reviewed, scientific paper a day and to share something about it on Twitter. It was started by two professors in ecology and evolution, Meghan Duffy and Jacquelyn Gill.
"#365papers" is a hashtag you can use to Tweet updates on your progress. I love the accountability of this idea (you number each paper that you post about from 1 to 365), and the community-building, knowledge-sharing aspect, which was beautifully described by Pietro Gatti-Lafranconi on his blog:
"It kicked-off as sort of a challenge, a provocative question that might sound like: 'do people that build their career on knowledge, hence papers, actually read enough of them?' After all, discursive practices are key for the construction of scientific knowledge, and essential for the advancement of science. This advancement must then be intended as process that occurs between persons (rather than within them): it is science as a social activity. And isn’t this the purpose of publishing? Engaging with other scientists and constructing knowledge as a community, when time allows. The #365papers hashtag challenges our habits, both in terms of reading papers as well as discussing science with other researchers."
Towards a #365papers SRH community
"Academics find themselves talking to ever smaller and narrower academic audiences, using a language that educated readers do not understand, publishing in journals they don’t read, and asking questions they don’t care about. Whether this work actually creates real-world change is a question that is rarely, if ever, asked."