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Farewell to PLOS Paleo Community

Hello everyone! Sarah here.

As you may have noticed, it’s been fairly quiet around here at PLOS Paleo. That’s because big changes have been happening behind the scenes, and the time has come to say farewell to the PLOS Paleo Community blog. PLOS is restructuring the way the blogs are presented to make it more streamlined and accessible across all disciplines, and part of this is eliminating the Community blogs network, including the PLOS Paleo Community.

The PLOS Paleontology Community blog began in its current form in August of 2015, and as we are wrapping up this decade, this post will be the last post for PLOS Paleo.

For me, it has been a great five years serving as an editor for the PLOS Paleontology Community. We have had a chance to bring forward some fantastic Open Access paleontological research, highlight paleoartists, host Reddit AMAs, let our readers select the top fossil organisms for the year, and bring you weekly roundups of paleo news, new research, and blogs from the community.

In the months to come, PLOS will archive all past blogs into one blog, and when that happens I encourage you to follow the PLOS blog for updates of new research from several disciplines. We will updated you via Twitter as to where the archives can be found.

I also encourage all of you to continue sharing your research through various venues on social media, especially on Twitter, which thrives on an active and vibrant community of people. Please continue to participate in the various societies and paleontology groups, such as the Paleontological Society, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Geological Society of America, etc.; these societies will help you develop your skills and provide key networking and communication opportunities. Paleontology is one field that truly shares a strong sense of camaraderie and support, and I hope that you all take advantage of the wonderful people that share a compassion for all things long extinct.

And with that, PLOS Paleo is also going extinct. Thank you for the great 5 years, from all of us at PLOS Paleo Community! Wishing you all a fantastic 2020!

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