PubSource #4: Cool projects, new partnerships and integrations

Jul 22, 2019

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Introducing is a new project from the folks behind the Open Access Button. The project’s goal is to create a single, streamlined workflow for many different libraries, where authors go to the same interface, share metadata in a standardized format, and archive the green OA manuscript that gets distributed to the correct recommended or required institutional repository. The manuscript will initially go to Zenodo and will be ‘pulled’ the by appropriate repositories from there. The project’s code is still developing, and we expect it to be made available Open Source when complete. Read more.

Make a difference – tag for OATP

So many of us read Open Access related news articles and academic studies every day. Did you know that you can help the Harvard Open Access Project’s Open Access Tagging Project and their all-volunteer community to create real-time alerts for OA-related news and commenting, and to organize knowledge of the field, by tag or subtopic, for easy searching and sharing? Learn how you can train to tag and start making a difference.

Dryad and Zenodo announce Partnership and Sloan Foundation funding

Data curation and publishing platform Dryad, and Zenodo, the general use repository specializing in software citation and publishing, have announced partnership and funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. The funds are earmarked for co-developing new solutions focused on supporting researcher and publisher workflows, as well as best practices in data and software curation. Learn more.

Ensembl Genomes integrated with Europe PMC Plus

Did you know that when gene names are mentioned in articles published via Europe PMC Plus (the amazing platform European Bioinformatics Institute built with PubSweet), they directly link to Ensembl Genomes? Pretty awesome. See for yourself in this ‘gene of the week’ example.