Virtual Journal Club?

I have had many requests for a virtual journal club. I am happy to host one. We tried to do one via Twitter several years ago with *very* limited participation, so I am hesitant to jump back in again. That being said, if folks want to try it out, I would be game to give it a go. Only this time using a different medium.

FHO readers have historically been very shy about public engagement. You all are far more likely to contact me offline than comment On Here. So we can do this one of two ways, I think–either use the site to host a series of ongoing questions about a particular article (that I can then digest for everyone at the end of the series so it’s all in one place) OR if people are feeling more reserved about putting themselves out there, have folks submit written responses about a chosen article and compile the responses for readers afterward. I would prefer the 1st option since it feels more akin to actual journal club, but I am open to the 2nd (or another) option.

So what say you, dear FHO readers? Shall we try journal club again? And if so, how should we make it happen? Because I have the perfect article to start us off if we do…


Have you checked out the FHO store lately? You can find the newest research brief, Applying The Strangulation Research To Expert Testimony In Cases With Adult Victims. Or purchase the complete set of three (Strangulation, Aging Bruises, and Consensual Sex Injury) for a special price.

25 replies on “Virtual Journal Club?”

A journal club would inspire professional reading. I agree with Joan. A closed Facebook group seems like a good idea. Thank you!

I appreciate the suggestion for a closed Facebook page, but many FHO readers are not on Facebook, which means they would either have to sign up for an account or simply not participate. So for that reason, I probably won’t go the Facebook route. But please keep the suggestions coming…

I really like the idea of a closed facebook also. I am not as confortable on twitter but would be willing to try! At the end of the day I would like to be able to ask stupid questions and get an answers without alot of negative feedback. Have you ever had to defend a posting on the stand before? Been questioned about one?

I don’t think I would use Twitter again. I am still inclined to try and figure out a way to use this site if possible. Unconstructive feedback wouldn’t be tolerated (we would establish some ground rules for participation in advance).

I’m in and am agreeable to whatever method works best.
Thank you Jennifer for offering this opportunity again.

I agree wholeheartedly. Love the idea of journal club/open forum. I also do not use Facebook. Not sure of alternatives

I would like to participate, prefer option 1. I am one of those with a very limited Facebook presence so prefer NOT to use it. Thanks

Though I am about 10 days late in responding, I would love to be involved in a journal club not only for good knowledge from readings but also hearing about other programs.

Comments are closed.