AMSTERDAM, October 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Elsevier Articles on SciVerse ScienceDirect and Datasets in the EarthChem Portal are Now Connected
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, and EarthChem, a portal facilitating discovery and accessibility of a consortium of databases, today announced they have implemented two-way linking between their respective Earth Sciences content.
"The linking of conventional scientific publications with broader databases that enable rapid and comprehensive searches is a critical next step in the transition from paper to electronic publishing," commented Rick Carlson, former editor of the Elsevier journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters and one of the founders of the EarthChem Consortium. "By having direct access to the EarthChem databases, geochemical researchers will now have push-button access to a wealth of related data that will allow them to better investigate the conclusions made in papers and extend them to broader datasets to facilitate new discoveries."
Elsevier-published research articles from 32 journals, hosted on SciVerse ScienceDirect will be automatically linked to the corresponding research datasets in the EarthChem portal, and vice versa, starting with the titles Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, Chemical Geology, Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, and Lithos. The EarthChem portal provides access to data from federated community databases, namely PetDB, MetPetDB, SedDB, NAVDAT, and GEOROC, as well as unpublished data from the USGS and the GANSEKI database of the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology JAMSTEC. Elsevier is the first publisher to offer direct linking from a scientific article to an EarthChem dataset.
Dr. Kerstin Lehnert (LDEO), Director of the Integrated Earth Data Applications (IEDA) facility and the Geoinformatics fo
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