Open Laboratory 2011 – open for submissions

Jason and Blake were both at ScienceOnline2011 so had more important things to do for a few days. But now they are back, finalizing the Open Laboratory 2010. A couple of more hard-to-get bloggers to chase down, and we’re ready for production and publishing. Another week or two…and the book will be out.

There may be some changes in the way we do Open Laboratory in the future, so I am holding off, for now, on announcing the next year’s Editor. More information later….

In the meantime, you can buy the last four annual collections here. You can read Prefaces and Introductions to older editions here. The instructions for submitting are here.

And, most importantly, you can now start submitting your posts (and other people’s posts) for the next edition. The submission form for the 2011 edition of Open Lab is now open. Any blog post written since December 1, 2010 is eligible for submission.

Just two months into it, it should not be hard to go back into your archives and submit your recent posts now – when next November comes you’ll hardly remember them ;-)

And once you are done submitting your own posts, you can start looking at the others’, including on aggregators like ScienceSeeker, Scienceblogging.org and Researchblogging.org.

Here are the submission badges, designed again this year by Doctor Zen. You are encouraged to display them prominently on your websites and blogs:

<a href=”http://openlab.wufoo.com/forms/submission-form/”&gt<img src=”http://coturnix.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/open_lab_2011_150x100.png”&gt</a&gt

<a href=”http://openlab.wufoo.com/forms/submission-form/”&gt<img src=”http://coturnix.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/open_lab_2011_300x200.png”&gt</a&gt

Or take the Open Lab 2011 submission bookmarkletOpen Lab – and drag it to your browser’s toolbar to have it always handy as you browse around science blogs.

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  3. I’m having some trouble with the Open Lab badge code. I keep getting a “no page found” error message. Is anyone else noticing that?

  4. Strange. It works for me right now. Not sure what the problem may be.