Amsterdam, 21 February 2011 Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and TAIR - The Arabidopsis Information Resource, announce their next step in interconnecting the diverse elements of scientific research. All articles on Elsevier's electronic platform SciVerse ScienceDirect that describe Arabidopsis genes and use AGI codes (e.g. AT4G32520) will now link to the corresponding pages at TAIR, giving readers access to additional relevant genetic and molecular biology data. Research data deposited at TAIR will link to their corresponding articles in Elsevier journals on SciVerse ScienceDirect.
Aiming at supporting the plant science community, Elsevier encourages authors to submit manuscripts to relevant journals to deposit Arabidopsis gene-related information in the TAIR database. Upon acceptance of their manuscripts, authors can use TAIR's online submission software to deposit relevant information about the Arabidopsis gene(s) described in their papers.
"With an increasing interest in the preservation of research data, it is very important to make those data clearly visible in the context of formal research publications," commented Gilles Jonker, Executive Publisher Physical Sciences for Elsevier. "Elsevier is committed to advancing science by investing in such collaborations with data set repositories. This new feature, launched as part of the wider Elsevier Content Innovation initiative, will allow readers to easily go beyond the content of an article and drill down to the research data sets," he added.
Eva Huala, director of TAIR, added, "We're very happy to partner with a forward-looking publisher like Elsevier to make it easier for scientists to find the data they need."
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