Top papers for June

Open access research papers, freely available applications, and papers supported by podcasts continued to be our most popular publications for June.

Open papers How safe is mist netting? Evaluating the risk of injury and mortality to birds, by Spotswood et al., and A simple method for in situ-labelling with 15N and 13C of grassland plant species by foliar brushing, by Putz et al., both received a lot of downloads, with How safe is mist netting? – the first large-scale analysis of the risks involved in mist netting – being featured on the Guardian science blogs, and in Conservation and Birdwatch magazines.

Applications – all freely available – likewise continue to be highly downloaded, with several new arrivals just falling short of being among our most popular papers for this month.

Finally, as ever, papers accompanied by podcasts have continued to be popular, with Getting started with meta-analysis, The art of modelling range-shifting species, and Fine-scale environmental variation in species distribution modelling all featuring among the month’s top ten most downloaded.

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A year of podcasts and videos

We have been uploading videos and podcasts for a year now – these have proved really popular, both with authors and readers of the journal. I thought I would just take this opportunity to highlight some of the online content that is supporting articles from the first 3 issues:

Our podcasts include:-

We also have video interviews with our authors, including:

What we are hoping to do is to maximise the utility of our published papers for readers, as well as ensure that the methods we publish reach as wide an audience as possible. Please do give feedback on any of our content, and we are always open for suggestions for new ways to promote new methods!