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Defrosting the Digital Library: Bibliographic Tools for the Next Generation Web Many scientists now manage the bulk of their bibliographic information electronically, thereby organizing their publications and citation material from digital libraries. However, a library has been described as “thought in cold storage,” and unfortunately many digital libraries can be cold, impersonal, isolated, and inaccessible places. In this Review, we discuss the current chilly state of digital libraries for the computational biologist, including PubMed, IEEE Xplore, the ACM digital library, ISI Web of Knowledge, Scopus, Citeseer, arXiv, DBLP, and Google Scholar. We illustrate the current process of using these libraries with a typical workflow, and highlight problems with managing data and metadata using URIs. We then examine a range of new applications such as Zotero, Mendeley, Mekentosj Papers, MyNCBI, CiteULike, Connotea, and HubMed that exploit the Web to make these digital libraries more personal, sociable, integrated, and accessible places. Published: October 31, 2008

Preprint Server arXiv Friendly Journals Which Journals Are Okay With Preprint Servers like arXiv? Publication in Genetics/Genomics is seriously thinking of embracing what Physicists have been doing for a while, that is making their papers available online on preprint servers like arXiv before the peer-reviewed publication. In the era where social media rules, the preprint servers offer a great opportunity to increase the reach of the paper, get fast feedback, and improve the quality of the paper. This is a huge change and not all journals (or scientists) have warmed up to the idea of pre-publishing on preprint servers. Preprint Friendly Journals Top journals like Science and Nature have a clear policy on accepting non-profit preprint articles, but other specialized journals have yet to come up with a clear policy. Hope that the list grows and help the researchers to try the open-review preprint servers like arXiv before publishing in their domain of journals. Science Nature Oxford Journals [Update]

PrintedScholar - Your online source for posting and reviewing journal articles. Set science free from publishers' paywalls - opinion - 19 June 2012 Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 IF YOU would like to read the latest research from my lab, be my guest. Our report on a protein from a mouse version of the winter vomiting virus has just been published in the journal PLoS One and is available online for free – to anyone (vol 7, p e38723). Contrast that with my first paper, published in 1990, which you could only have read if you had access to a university library with an expensive subscription to the journal Biochemistry. Back in 1990 – before the world wide web – that was how scientific publishing was done. Many scientists are passionate supporters of open access and want to see the old model swept away. Advocates of open access claim it has major advantages over the subscription model that has been around since academic journals were invented in the 17th century. But if open access is so clearly superior, why has it not swept all before it? Unfortunately, it is prized for the wrong reasons. More From New Scientist (YouTube)

PeerJ Text mining: what do publishers have against this hi-tech research tool? | Science Professor Peter Murray-Rust was looking for new ways to make better drugs. Dr Heather Piwowar wanted to track how scientific papers were cited and shared by researchers around the world. Dr Casey Bergman wanted to create a way for busy doctors and scientists to quickly navigate the latest research in genetics, to help them treat patients and further their research. All of them needed access to tens of thousands of research papers at once, so they could use computers to look for unseen patterns and associations across the millions of words in the articles. It is a technique with big potential. Unfortunately, in most cases, text mining is forbidden. Any such project requires special dispensation from – and time-consuming individual negotiations with – the scores of publishers that may be involved. "That's the key fact which is halting progress in this field," said Robert Kiley, head of digital services at the Wellcome Trust. None of which would be beneficial for Elsevier's bottom line.

We should aim for open refereeing of academic articles in the information age James Hartley argues that new technology used for submitting papers to academic journals increases the possibilities for gathering data, analysing it and improving the refereeing process. My recent article (Hartley, 2012) on ‘Refereeing articles in the information age’ appears to have attracted some attention. I began by summarising some of the research on peer reviewing carried out before the advent of new technology (such as Scholar One) in this respect. I then continued to list the pros and cons of this new technology – for authors, editors and publishers. I showed, with an admittedly non-representative sample of 10 editors, that editors generally found the new technology to be more advantageous the larger the enterprise. I also noted that much more information is now available to editors (and researchers) about the performances of authors, referees and editors. With new technology private comments between referees and editors can be made available for study. Through the mild: 1. 2.

Opinion: Academic Publishing Is Broken Academic publishers are currently up in arms about the Federal Research Public Access Act (FRPAA)—a bill that has the perfectly reasonable goal of making publicly funded research available to the public that funded it. Tom Allen, president of the American Association of Publishers, described it rather hysterically as “intellectual eminent domain, but without fair compensation.” Why are he and his colleagues so desperate to retain the current business model? By any objective standard, academic publishing is a very strange business indeed. It became established at a time when all publishing was on paper, when duplication and delivery were demanding problems, and when publishers provided an important service to researchers. Let's take a look at the flow of money in the production of research. At this point, researchers have worked together to produce a publication-ready, peer-reviewed manuscript. It's pretty outrageous. It’s certainly not due to cost. Michael P.

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