Publishing platform and directory for publications of USG under OA principles such as general provisions, obligations and rights of researchers.
As an open access platform that allows free research on e-print articles in sciences ArXiv is accessible to all. Registered users can upload their work and have access to email addresses of other ArXiv users.
- nature newsblog: ArXiv’s funding future boosted by hedge-fund charity
- Wikipedia: arXiv
Open access platform that publishes results of the CERN lab. Only papers in Physics are accessible without login and collaborative tools are accessible only with a CERN account.
Owned by Springer Science+ Business Media, and hosting the SpringerOpen platform, BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher of 252 open access, online, peer-reviewed journals. Original research articles published by BioMed Central are made freely and permanently accessible online, whereby an article-processing fee to cover the cost of the publication process is charged. Authors publish under Creative Commons Attribution License.
Open Repository: BioMed Central
Based on PubMed Central (PMC), developed at the NCBI in the USA and as part of a network of PMC International (PMCI) repositories, Europe PMC offers free access to biomedical literature resources including about 28 Million PubMed abstracts, about 2.6 million Europe PMC full text articles and over 4 million Patent abstracts.
Wellcome Trust: Europe PubMed Central (Europe PMC)
F1000 Research is a new fully Open Access publishing program across biology and medicine. It intends to address the major issues afflicting scientific publishing today.
- Times Higher Education: Publish and let your peers be the judges
- nature newsblog: F1000 launches fast, open science publishing for biology and medicine
- Huffington Post: Transparency During Scientific Peer Review
Figshare is a database where all file formats can be published, including videos and datasets that are often demoted to the supplemental materials section in current publishing models.
- TechCrunch: Science Data Sharing Site figshare Relaunches, Adds Features
- Nature Soapboxscience: Tool Tales: figshare & Open Science – Making Your Impact Remain
Frontiers is an online platform for the scientific community to publish open-access articles and network with colleagues. It aims to incorporate innovations and new technologies around peer-review, article and author impact metrics, social networking for researchers, and a whole ecosystem of open science tools.
HAL is a multi-disciplinary open access archive of scientific research papers from private or public teaching and research institutions in France or abroad, published or not.
A website for researchers that makes it quick and easy to view the impact of a wide range of research output. It goes beyond traditional measurements of research output — citations to papers — to embrace a much broader evidence of use across a wide range of scholarly output types.
- The London School of Economics and Political Science: The launch of ImpactStory: using altmetrics to tell data-driven stories
The Open Citations Project is global in scope, designed to change the face of scientific publishing. It aims to make bibliographic citation links as easy to use as Web links.
Open Citations and Related Work Blog: http://opencitations.wordpress.com
And the project description (pdf) “Open Citations Project Proposal Cover Sheet”, University of Oxford.
This site provides a web form for searching (also over) the tables of contents (accessed via a RESTful API) of over 14,000 online journal and other publication services, these being provided via publishers’ RSS feeds.
Software Sustainability Institute: SSI – JournalTOCs review
Mendeley is a research management tool with a free software that generates citations and bibliographies, allows to upload own papers online, connect and collaborate with other users.
- Wired: With Mendeley, research papers get scrobbled
- The New York Times: Mendeley Throws Open the Doors to Academic Data
- BBC News: Science enters the age of Web 2.0
Online platform on research methodology sponsored by SAGE Publishing. Users can upload texts, videos etc., debate topics, form groups, get free access to selected journals.
This website offers a range of highly elaborated tools for scientists to build groups and manage workflows e.g. in e-Labs or with the Taverna Workflow Management System; open source.
International Journal of Bioinformatics Research and Applications archive: “The myGrid ontology: bioinformatics service discovery” published September 2007, Volume 3 (2): 303-324
A networking website offering not only communication via discussion and comments worldwide and locally but offers a tool called Workbench where user can collate online scientific tools.
Neo4j is an open-source, high-performance, enterprise-grade NOSQL transactional property graph database. For connected data operations, Neo4j runs a thousand times faster than relational databases.
Open Tree Of Life: Connecting millions of data points in a graph database
A peer-reviewed, independent, open-access journal that believes in the creative re-use of data under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License.
Wiki: Open Medicine
Open Medicine. A peer-reviewed, independent, open access journal: “The Open Medicine student peer review program” research paper by Parabhdeep Lail, Krista Wilkinson, and Amy Metcalfe.
openSNP allows customers of direct-to-customer genetic tests to publish their test results, find others with similar genetic variations, learn more about their results, find the latest primary literature on their variations and help scientists to find new associations.
This project aims to produce and publish the first online tree of all 1.8 million named species. Furthermore it enables the dynamic development, test and improvement of data synthesis methods by offering tools for collaboration between computational and empirical biologists.
Nature: Data deposition: Missing data mean holes in tree of life (by B. Drew)
Wiki platform for biology and biological engineering that enables open exchange, sharing of information and know-how. A directory of labs and groups helps to find collaborators.