Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory announced the launch Monday of bioRxiv (pronounced "bio-archive"), an online repository for unpublished preprints in the life sciences. Submission, storage, and access are free.
BioRxiv accepts articles in any of 23 life science subject areas, although it is not intended for medical studies or clinical trials. Authors submitting to bioRxiv will assign their article to a subject area and categorize it as New Results, Confirmatory Results, or Contradictory Results. Articles submitted to bioRxiv will not be peer-reviewed, but they will be screened for relevant content.
Preprint servers make research findings available quickly, and allow pre-publication comments to be made on article drafts. Authors can post revised versions of articles; however, once an article is posted to bioRxiv it is assigned a digital object identifier (doi), becomes citable, and so cannot be removed.
BioRxiv is modelled on and is intended to complement arXiv, the preprint server for physics, computer science, and allied disciplines, which has been in existence for more than 20 years and which now contains nearly one million preprints.
|UC campuses now have access to JSTOR Ecology & Botany II, expanding coverage from the Ecology & Botany I Collection and broadening the scope in the areas of biological and plant sciences. By 2016 the collection will include at least 80 journals from key institutions, such as the California Botanical Society; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Naturhistorisches Museum; Societą Italiana di Patologia Vegetale, Ecological Society of America, and International Association for Plant Taxonomy.|
The Marian Koshland Bioscience Library will be closed for the upcoming Veterans' Day holiday and for Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend:
Apart from the days given above, the Library will be open regular Fall Semester hours through Friday, December 20.
The Fong Optometry and Health Sciences Library and the Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library are now sponsoring basic lifetime memberships for Berkeley researchers to PeerJ, a peer-reviewed open access biological, medical and health sciences journal. When an article has been accepted for publication in PeerJ, the basic lifetime membership fees for all Berkeley authors will be paid automatically by the Libraries.
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Do you have too many articles and books to keep track of?
Drop into the Bioscience Library Training room for a hands-on introduction or tune-up your citation management skills.
You will download from indexes, create bibliographies, enter footnotes and save pdfs in citation management software such as Refworks (free) and Endnote (own your program, 30 day trial).
The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs or bring your own laptop.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013: 11am-12.