The Max Planck Society offers a new service for Max Planck researchers who want to register DOI names for their research data, posters, papers or unpublished material e.g. stored in MPG.PuRe.
Assigning DOI names to these materials improves the citability and enables researchers to link articles to appropriate data persistently. It also increases the visibility and traceability of research data as valuable resource. (http://doi.mpdl.mpg.de/faq/#motivation)
Learn more at http://doi.mpdl.mpg.de/
This virtual issue by the American Chemical Society compiles editor tips for authors on writing, submission and review processes.
Mastering the Art of Scientific Publication
There are two good resources to find abbreviations for science journals:
1. Chemical Abstracts source index
CASSI (CAS Source Index) Search Tool
CAS Core Journal Abbreviations
2. Web of Science journal abbreviations index
Journal Abbreviations Index (ISI)
The new open access platform LIBRE will enable an open peer review process that is arranged and handled by the authors themselves. It will be launched in October.
Learn more about LIBRE at http://www.libreapp.org/ or watch the video on YouTube.
The Scientist‘s August cover story entitled Whither Science Publishing? deals with the future of scientific publishing.
The journal has asked publishers, researchers, information scientists and others about problems with the existing system of scientific publishing and how it will look like in ten years. Questions are Is open-access publishing the wave of the future? or Are there problems with the existing peer-review system?