What is Rogue Scholar?


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The Rogue Scholar is an archive for scholarly blog posts, hosted by Front Matter. Rogue Scholar improves your science blog in important ways, including full-text search, long-term archiving, and DOIs and metadata.

Long-Term Archiving

Blog content is typically not available long-term, in particular for blogs maintained by individuals or time-limited projects. Rogue Scholar has a suscription to the Internet Archive Archive-It service that provides long-term archiving for all participating blogs.

DOIs and Metadata

DOIs and consistent metadata facilitate Full-Text Search and Long-Term Archiving. Metadata such as language, subject area, title, abstract, and author names support discovery. DOI registration helps with URL changes as URLs not only change paths with platform changes (which can be resolved with redirection on the host), but may also change hosts. A special use case is a blog that stopped publishing, and where the DOI can then transparently redirect to the Long-Term Archive. Using DOIs for scholar blogs thus greatly enhances their discoverability and persistence, making it far easier for science blog posts to become part of the scholarly record by citing them.