Public Library of Science (PLoS) launches a blog

"PLoS ONE launches community blog for journal authors and readers – 30 Mar 2009

PLoS ONE, a free online journal published by open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS), US, has announced the launch of everyONE (, a new community blog for PLoS ONE authors and readers.

As of March 2009, PLoS ONE has published over 5,000 articles, representing the work of over 30,000 authors and co-authors, and receives over 160,000 unique visitors per month. The blog is for authors who have published with the journal as well as for those who haven’t.

The blog has been named everyONE for three main reasons: PLoS ONE is for every rigorous research article that passes the publisher’s our peer-review process; it is a forum for research in every scientific discipline; and it is a source of information for every inquisitive reader with an interest in high-quality scientific research.

PLoS ONE is a peer-reviewed, open-access journal for all science and medicine. It features reports of original research from all disciplines within science and medicine. By not excluding papers on the basis of subject area, PLoS ONE seeks to facilitate the discovery of the connections between papers, whether within or between disciplines."

Source:  Knowledgespeak Newsletter, 30 March

Scitation Database Implements Web 2.0 Applications

“The American Institute of Physics (AIP) announced the release of content redesigns for six additional clients on AIP’s Scitation online publishing platform. Enhancements include the incorporation of Web 2.0 features, which allow bloggers to capture a preformatted citation that contains embedded code and plug it directly into their blog, without any re-keying. Users can use social bookmarking, which allow them to store and access bookmarks from any computer and to use tags to organize the bookmarks. A Research Toolkit is available where researchers can discover and connect with online workflow tools such as zotero and Google Notebook.”


Science & technology online collaboration opportunities

Here is a summary of some of the latest opportunities for scientists to share work online:

Source: Tenopir, Carol, et al., "Information with a Twist: Vendors keep the party going with Web 2.0",  Library Journal, May 15, 2008.
1.  2collab — ” to support scientific collaboration and information filtering”
2. “Scirus Topic Pages — ” to facilitate scholarly discussion on specialized topics”
American Chemical Society:
1. “ACS Nanotation” is an online space in the new ACS journal Nano
2. Offers alerting services via Email or RSS feeds.
Taylor & Francis added “,” a free community portal for nanoscience researchers that enhances the NANOnetBASE database.”
Thomson Scientific:
1. “Journal Citation Forum” is an online discussion place for citation research methods.
2. Thomson Scientific will use the “Knowledge Dashboard” from Collexis to build a data mining  tool for Web of Knowledge.
IEEE is providing free access to high energy physics articles…otherwise they are keeping the same subscription model.
JSTOR added links to cited references for those journals that are in the JSTOR collection and is adding links to references cited in journals that are outside the JSTOR collection.”