Presentation on theme: "Providing Free Access to the Scientific Literature for All Charles C. Hancock Executive Officer American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology."— Presentation transcript:
Providing Free Access to the Scientific Literature for All Charles C. Hancock Executive Officer American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Nonprofit Publisher of: Journal of Biological Chemistry Molecular and Cellular Proteomics Journal of Lipid Research Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education (An IUBMB Publication)
Scientists worldwide use the resources of the NLM for searching the literature, including PubMed, PubMed Central, GenBank, and other databases. PubMed provides links to journals and, depending on whether a subscription is required, readers can go to the full text. At a minimum, readers can obtain the citation and an abstract of a paper of interest. However, rather than discussing the details of the resources available through the NLM, my talk will discuss what I am most familiar with----what we have done to provide free content in the case of the JBC, and the HighWire Press portal. While I am obviously prejudiced about our system and what we have done, we feel that we are provding almost instantaneous free access to accepted papers to any scientist who is connected to the Internet.
JBC Papers in Press (PiPs) 1. Popular for readers 2. Popular for authors 3. Popular with other journals 4. FREE TO ANYONE, ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!
More Good Things PIPs fully integrated into JBC On-line Searchable, Accessible thru PubMed, TOC, CiteTrack notification After PIP publication, follows normal route to JBC On-line and Print Return on investment in submission system Response very enthusiastic
Compliment I just wanted to let you know that I appreciate it very much that even the newest articles from your excellent journal are available on-line without any restriction…..I am writing down my thesis and to check the latest literature access to JBC is very valuable and I “abuse” your website daily. I am very grateful.
Free Access to Developing Countries
Adopted a Policy in 1997 That All Back Content is Available on January 1 of Each Year Subscription Needed for Current Full- Text Content Only Paper in Press Always Free
eIFL—Electronic Information for Libraries Sponsored by the Soros Foundation Currently Involves 62 Countries Providing Free Access to These Developing Countries
The HighWire Portal is a great online example of access to the literature and has several features: Searching - access to literature via individual journals (like JBC) or to-- Groups of journals (using the “My Favorite Journals” list), or using large indexing sources (the HighWire site plus all Journals listed in Medline) Browsing through the taxonomy Topic Map - as a graphical view of the taxonomy, and a different way of "seeing" the literature
“Get Checked Abstracts” and the “Download to Citation Manager”, which allows the users to retain and manage their citations for later use. Alerting functions: ETOCs and Citetrack, which allow the data to come to the researcher, not the researcher going to the data. JBC is a great of example of speeding up the connection/decreasing the lag time between the researcher and the published article.
HighWire Update 12,106,239 total articles 472,294 free full-text articles 44 of the top 100 “impact factor” titles Heavily Used: 90 million hits/week 1,100,000 unique users per week 7 terabyte database 341 total sites
CrossRef is ………. …a service which enables the linking of reference citations across publishers and services based on the DOI identifier. See:
Why do it? It provides links from citations in your journal to articles that are not at HighWire (and not indexed by PubMed.) It is not necessarily toll-free. It provides links into your content from other sources. By definition, it is reciprocal.
ISI Linking Functionality 1.Cited references are linked to ISI's database. This provides full titles and authors of references, and for references from 1991 on, will also provide abstracts. This is especially valuable in the non- biomed where PubMed has no significant coverage; but we've also found that our ISI linking software seems to find some things that our Medline linking software didn't (or else they just weren't in Medline).
2.Articles contain links to a list of 10 most 'related articles' which are calculated by looking for articles that cite similar sources. This list of articles is further linked to the abstracts of the listed articles. 3.Articles contain a count and a link to a list of articles that cite the research article. This list of articles is further linked to the abstracts of the listed articles. We can report on this count so you can identify your most-cited articles, etc.
In addition, 4. ISI's database contains a link from its citation/abstracts to your journal's articles.