Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Nature has announced what is basically a repository, Nature Preceedings - similar to arXiv.org for physics - for researchers in biology, medicine, chemistry and the Earth sciences to share early findings: "pre-publication research, unpublished manuscripts, presentations, posters, white papers, technical papers, supplementary findings, and other scientific documents". There is no peer review, but staff curators filter-out materials that are not legitimate scientific contributions. There are also 13 subject RSS feeds. Of particular interest is how every item is given a DOI or Handler, making it more easily citable. More discussion at O'Reilly Radar and Connotea.