April 24 marked one full year since we launched (or re-launched) the SpringerOpen blog. Those first posts reflected the mix of topics we aim to achieve on this blog—the first two were about the SpringerOpen presence at Spring Materials Research Society conference and on how to find resources for article-processing charge funding. The next several posts included an interview with Ken Ono, Editor-in-Chief Research in the Mathematical Sciences and Research in Number Theory, and summaries of research from Nanoscale Research Letters, EPJ Techniques and Instrumentation, and EPJ Data Science.
Expect even more Editor interviews and posts about noteworthy SpringerOpen research.
As the blog’s lead Editor, I’m very gratified by the growth in audience and in content, and also happy to be joined in editing the blog by Charley Hollingworth and Regina Baur. We launched with a commitment to at least two posts a week, and now we also feature a post on SpringerOpen chemistry on Wednesdays. (I could re-hash the most viewed posts, but you can find that in the column on the right…)
As for what the future holds, well, the future is always hard to predict, but I feel confident saying that you’re likely to see more Editor interviews in the coming weeks and months. And of course, the posts about the most noteworthy research we’re publishing in SpringerOpen journals. And I’d invite everyone interested in seeing what comes next to sign up for the blog alerts (through MailChimp) right in the box in the right-hand rail.