November 16, 2005
Science Online now has RSS Feeds
RSS Feeds are now available for Science! Sign up to get:
- Table of contents, current issue
- News Summaries -- The week's news highlights, from Science Magazine
- This Week in Science -- Brief summaries of new research papers published in Science
- Editors' Choice -- Highlights of the recent literature
- NetWatch -- Best of the Web in science
- ScienceNow Daily Newsfeed -- Daily headlines, from Science Magazine's News Department.
- ScienceNOW daily headlines
- Feeds from STKE (Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
- Feed from SAGE KE (Science of Aging Knowledge Environment)
- Science Careers feeds
Posted by Katie Newman at 9:45 AM
Science Online site Revamped
The journal Science has announced the launch of a new web site based on the merger of ScienceCareers.org and Science's Next Wave. The new site is projected as a comprehensive and freely accessible source to offer online support for science careers for scientists, career counselors, students, teachers and the public. The launch corresponds with an extensive revamp of the Science family of web sites (www.sciencemag.org) and the journal's plan to allow free access to newly published content on its ScienceNOWdaily new site.
The newly designed ScienceCareers.org features a grants directory, job listings, career advice, events and meeting schedules, a CV database, suggestions on cover letters and interviews, and information on funding opportunities. Special topic portals include the Minority Scientists Network and the Postdoc Network.
The redesign of the Science group of sites follows a string of surveys, focus groups and user testing. It was discovered that users were looking for ease in locating content on these sites and that they generally were overwhelmed by the volume of scientific information available today. The sites include the online edition of Science, ScienceNOW, Science's knowledge environments on signal transduction ("STKE") and ageing ("SAGE KE") and the new career site.
Post revamp, ScienceNOW's editors expect the site to draw teachers, students, policymakers and other members of the public, apart from the regular readership of working scientists, since no subscription is required. The Science web sites are published by AAAS, a US-based nonprofit science society.
Posted by Katie Newman at 9:37 AM
November 4, 2005
Oxford Open: Publish in Oxford University Press journals in an Open Access Mode.
Select Oxford University Press journals allow authors to, for an extra fee, publish their articles in the journal in an open access mode. This allows anyone in the world access to the article, whether they have an online subscription to the journal, or not. The result is greater visibility and readership of your article!
An analysis after just 3 months shows that many researchers, particularly in the biomedical sciences, are using this option. See:
If the University of Illinois subscribes to the journal, the fee for making your article open access is currently $1500. If we do not subscribe, the fee is $2800.
To see a list of journals for which this is an option, please go to:
Posted by Katie Newman at 4:11 PM