Based on your comments here and here, as well as responses on Twitter and input from the Research Blogging editors, we’ve now revised the list of major topics and secondary tags available to bloggers.
When bloggers register for the site, they may pick one major tag (in bold) and are urged to select just one secondary tag (in regular type). These are the default tags selected when bloggers create citations, but bloggers are free to override these defaults and select as many tags as they like for individual posts.
Here are the major changes:
- Secondary Astronomy tags revised to match the arXiv
- A new major tag, Ecology / Conservation, with several secondary tags
- The major tag, Clinical Research, has been renamed to Medicine, and some secondary tags from Health have been moved to this tag
- Computer Science and Engineering were merged into a single major tag
- Several new secondary tags were added to the Psychology tag
An important note: There are currently no posts under Ecology / Conservation because this is a new topic. If you would like to have an older post listed under this topic, you’ll need to regenerate the citation or edit the tags in the existing citation for that post, then rescan it.
Posts that were previously listed under Clinical Research are automatically now re-tagged as Medicine, and posts that were previously listed under Computer Science are new re-tagged as Computer Science / Engineering. However, Engineering tags were not affected (this affects only a small number of posts).
Secondary tags are not affected at all by the changes; the changes only affect the suggested tags when you create a new citation.
If these revised topics affect you, you may want to log in and change your default tags for your blog — this is done by clicking on your blog name, then “edit blog settings,” and scrolling to the bottom of the dialog there.
Below is the full list of new tags.
Applied Anthropology, Archeology, Biological Anthropology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Language, Life History Theory, Medical Anthropology, Sociocultural Anthropology
Astrobiology, Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics, Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, Galaxy Astrophysics, High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena, Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics, Search for ETI, Solar and Stellar Astrophysics, Theoretical Astrophysics
Anatomy, Behavioral Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomedical Engineering, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Biology, Chemical Biology, Computational Biology, Developmental Biology, Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Marine Biology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Paleontology, Protistology, Reproduction, Structural Biology, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Taxonomy, Virology, Zoology
Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Cheminformatics, Environmental Chemistry, Geochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Materials, Nanoscience, Nuclear Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry
Computer Science / Engineering
Aerospace Engineering, Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computational Theory, Databases, Electrical Engineering, Encryption, Environmental Engineering, Graphics, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Engineering, Languages and Compilers, Materials, Mechanical Engineering, Nanoscience, Networks, Operating Systems, Parallel and Distributed Computing, Robotics, Software Engineering
Ecology / Conservation
Agriculture, Climate Change, Conservation, Ecology, Energy, Environment, Environmental Health, Marine Ecology, Oceanography, Public Policy, Sustainability
Atmosphere Science, Biogeosciences, Climate Science, Energy, Geochemistry, Geodysy, Geology, Geophysics, Glaciology, Hydrology, Oceanography, Paleontology, Planetary Science, Seismology, Soil Science, Sustainability
Clinical Psychology, Epidemiology, Gene Therapy, Health Policy, Kinesiology, Medical Ethics, Nutrition, Public Health, Rehabilitation, Reproductive Health, Substance Abuse
Applied Mathematics, Combinatorics, Discrete Math, Logic and Foundations, Probability and Statistics, Pure Mathematics
Aging, Cancer, Cardiovascular, Clinical Research, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Genetics, Hematology, Immunology, Metabolism, Neurology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Stem Cells, Toxicology, Veterinary Medicine
Affective Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Cognitive Neuroscience, Computational Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience, Molecular Neuroscience, Neural Engineering, Neurolinguistics
Aesthetics, Continental Philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, History of Philosophy, Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Political Science
Applied Physics, Astrophysics, Atomic Physics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter, Continuum Mechanics, Electronics, Experimental Physics, High-Energy Physics, Mathematical Physics, Molecular Physics, Nanoscience, Non-Linear Dynamics, Nuclear Physics, Optics, Particle Physics, Plasma Physics, Precision Measurement, Quantum Physics, Statistical Mechanics, Theoretical Physics, Thermodynamics
Abnormal Psychology, Affective Psychology, Behavioral Economics, Cognitive Psychology, Comparative Psychology, Consciousness, Decision-Making, Developmental Psychology, Educational Psychology, Emotion, Evolutionary Psychology, Human Factors, Intelligence, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Language, Learning, Personality, Quantitative Psychology, Sensation and Perception, Social Psychology
Economics, Geography, History, Law, Linguistics, Political Science, Sociology
Research / Scholarship
Career, Education, Ethics, Funding, Library Science, Policy, Publishing, Science Communication