New ways of presenting data in article publishing I thought both of these articles were worth sharing:
-- Colomb J and Brembs B. Sub-strains of Drosophila Canton-S differ markedly in their locomotor behavior [v2; ref status: indexed, http://f1000r.es/57i] F1000Research 2015, 3:176 (doi: 10.12688/f1000research.4263.2) See especially figure 4 which displays data contributed by other researchers and figure 3 which allows the reader to manipulate parameters and change the display of data. Here is a blog post about these fascinating examples: First living scientific figure: articles can now keep pace with scientific discovery.
-- Weissgerber TL, Milic NM, Winham SJ, Garovic VD (2015) Beyond Bar and Line Graphs: Time for a New Data Presentation Paradigm. PLoS Biol 13(4): e1002128. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1002128
"Related citations" in PubMed will soon be called "similar articles." The location and function remain the same. This is a feature I use and recommend fairly often, once I have found one good article. More information.
If you use mobile devices, you may be interested in downloading BrowZine to use for browsing current journal tables of contents and selecting articles to read on your tablet or phone. Introducing BrowZine, the app that takes e-journals to a whole new level.
The NCBI Discovery Workshop being held at the University of Michigan on May 5th and 6th, 2015 will be available to view at the medical campus. Each session is hands-on, and attendees will need to bring their own laptop to use. For more information or to register for specific sessions, please see becker.wustl.edu/about/news/ncbi-discovery-workshop-wustl-may-5th-and-6th. [There is a little more information about each session available at the NCBI workshop site.]
April posts on Scholarly Communications @ WU Libraries may be interesting for biologists: