[Comp-neuro] Scholarpedia: Leaders in Brain Corporation $10k Prize

Eugene Izhikevich Eugene.Izhikevich at braincorporation.com
Mon Feb 11 17:13:13 CET 2013

Scholarpedia (www.scholarpedia.org) and Brain Corporation (http://braincorporation.com/) announced a global experiment in scholarship and collaboration.

The goal is to complete the most comprehensive, open, current , and scholarly resource in computational neuroscience:  http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/Encyclopedia_of_computational_neuroscience

Brain Corporation is offering $10,000 (US) in prizes for writing and publishing the most popular Scholarpedia article in the field of Computational Neuroscience.

As a Scholarpedia entry, each such article will undergo normal peer-review and publication process. The article must be published in Scholarpedia between October 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013 in order to participate in the contest. All participating articles will be publicly available under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 3.0 License. 

The winning Scholarpedia articles will be determined based on the number of Google +1 votes receive after publication, and the award will be given during the CNS meeting in July in Paris.

Currently, the leaders are:

Google+ count: 244

Google+ count: 243

Google+ count: 177

A typical time to get first 100 votes is just a few weeks, so people joining now still have a chance of winning the competition.

In order to reserve an article in Scholarpedia for this competition, students and post-docs will need to team up with established experts on the topic they choose to cover.

For details on how to participate, please visit:

Dr. Eugene M. Izhikevich
Founder and CEO of Brain Corporation, San Diego, California
Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Scholarpedia -- the peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia.

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