Introducing the YHS -Streams of Thought- Community Blog

Hello, and welcome to the Young Hydrologic Society (YHS) -Streams of Thought- Community Blog! We at YHS are officially kick-starting this online space for young scientists of all disciplines to share hydrologically related thoughts, opinions and beyond to YHS community members all across the world. This inaugural post will clarify the goals of our blog, the content you can expect here, how posts are authored and edited, and – most importantly – how you can get involved. (PDF Version)

What is the purpose of the YHS blog?

YHS represents a large global community of young scientists. Online resources provided by YHS, such as this site, are intended to provide an all-inclusive meeting point for our global community. This site seeks to provide a dynamic online environment, where YHS community members can meet and stimulate hydrologically themed discussions.  A steady stream of community-authored blog posts will be published monthly to help guide and focus the discussions.

What can you expect to find here?

Blog articles will be posted at least once per month. Article content will consider an array of hydrologically related topics. For example, we encourage authors to share hypotheses, field experiences, opinions, conference reports, calls to action, or wild ideas to an audience of early career scientists. Both readers and authors will intellectually, professionally, and socially benefit from the discussions facilitated by this blog.

How can you get involved?

We encourage community authorship to diversify discussion topics and more completely unite and connect the YHS community. That is, we encourage article contributions from our student and early career peers! If you are interested in contributing as an author, please contact our friendly editorial staff. We will help you effectively communicate your thoughts and ideas to an audience of fellow early career scientists.

Readers are welcome to publicly comment on any article. Comments are a great way to initiate round-table discussions or drop your 2-cents on a particular topic. But disrespectful, hateful, or possibly harmful comments can ruin the experience for all. Therefore, our editorial staff reserves the right to remove disrespectful or possibly hurtful comments.

How are blog posts reviewed and edited?

Prior to publication, blog articles undergo a brief editing process. The editing process is focused on article clarity and presentation. Our student-run editorial staff works with authors to help conceptually and grammatically structure an article. This ensures that authors’ ideas are effective and efficiently communicated. The editorial staff will provide minimal revisions on the intellectual content of an article. We encourage unique, intriguing, and sometimes-controversial contributions to promote fun and productive conversations. All articles will be published in English.

Let the good times roll!

Now that you know a bit about this blog, we’d appreciate if you visit us again! Under the “Streams of Thought” tab, you will find enlightening discussion contributions from your peers. Under the “SoT-Editorials” ‘subtab’, we will post occasional updates regarding blog business.

If you have a great idea and would like to contribute an article, please contact the editorial staff. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Cheers!

Adam Wlostowski
Maarten Smoorenburg
Nilay Dogulu

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