[Bio-software] Publishing BioWiki Databases: Pre-submission Inquiries

Paolo Romano via bio-soft%40net.bio.net (by paolo.romano from istge.it)
Tue Feb 15 04:54:53 EST 2011


I apologize for possible duplications. PR

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Dear all,

I'm glad to inform you about an initiative aiming 
at coordinating the publication of a block of 
papers related to biological wiki systems in the next NAR Database Issue.
This initiative is a follow-up of the NETTAB 2011 
workshop on Biological Wikis (see http://www.nettab.org/2010/ ).

A discussion is now going on through the Google 
biowiki-l list and group. See the announcement below.
Subscribe to the list at 
http://groups.google.com/group/biowiki-l and join the discussion now.

See you on biowiki-l.

Paolo Romano

>Hi all,
>
>We are exploring the idea of coordinating a 
>block of publications on biowiki databases in 
>the next annual NAR Database Issue.
>Do we have a critical mass of interest?
>Are there enough examples of reliable, 
>well-maintained, active and useful biowikis to warrant a concerted effort?
>
>Carefully review the criteria for submitting to 
>the NAR Database Issue: 
>http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/nar/for_authors/msprep_database.html 
>.
>In particular, consider whether your biowiki has demonstrated maturity.
>How does your content quality, breadth and 
>reliability compare to related databases?
>Does your biowiki service a broad community of users?
>Do you provide useful accessibility or analysis functions?
>
>Here are some recent examples:
>http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2808918/
>http://nar.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/suppl_1/D141.full
>http://database.oxfordjournals.org/content/2010/baq009.abstract
>
>This would not be a Database Issue *about* biowikis.
>Thus, the criteria for acceptance would not be 
>biased just by the fact that your resource *is* a wiki.
>
>Reply to this thread if you are interested, so 
>we can gauge the level of coordination needed.
>Here is the timeline for submissions:
>
>* Pre-submission inquiry  -- 1 July
>* Paper submission -- 15 August
>* Published online starting in November
>* Issue finalized by mid-December
>
>Cheers,
>  Alex
>--
>BioWiki mailing list:
>biowiki-l from googlegroups.com
>
>Subscription & archives:
>http://groups.google.com/group/biowiki-l


Paolo Romano (paolo.romano from istge.it)
Bioinformatics
National Cancer Research Institute (IST)

http://www.nettab.org/
NETTAB Workshops. Stay tuned!

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