February 12, 2006

UniProt - The Universal Protein Resource

.: The following is of interest to those working in molecular biology and requiring access to protein sequence daabases. The UniProt Consortium is comprised of the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI), the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), and the Protein Information Resource (PIR). Until recently, EBI and SIB together produced Swiss-Prot and TrEMBL, while PIR produced the Protein Sequence Database (PIR-PSD). The UniProt databases (UniPARC, UniProtKB, UniREF) are built upon the pooled overlapping and complementary resources, efforts and expertise of these pioneereing efforts; UniProt FAQ

July 27, 2004

Major Biochemistry/Biophysics Journals Coming to PubMed Central

:: George Porter reports the following in an e-mail sent to a number of listservs this morning:

PubMed Central has some major treats in store for science libraries and the users of scientific literature in the coming months.

Biochemical Journal is the flagship publication of the Biochemical Society. Although the Biochemical Journal's website mentions 'Free online archive', I cannot locate any statement regarding the free portion of the archive. Biochemical Journal will be added to PubMed Central through the JISC/Wellcome Trust Medical Journals Backfiles Digitization Project . I infer from the description at the Wellcome Library that the material published in a calendar year is to be released for free access in January of the following year.

Biophysical Journal is the primary journal of the Biophysical Society. The journal's archives at HighWire Press are freely available after a twelve month embargo. The retrodigitization of Biophysical Journal is part of PubMed
Central's ongoing backfile scanning project.

Biochemical Journal
Fulltext v313+ (1996+) [by subscription]
Print ISSN: 0264-6021 | Online ISSN: 1470-8728

Biophysical Journal
Fulltext v74+ (1998+) 1 year moving wall
Print ISSN: 0006-3495 | Online ISSN: 1542-0086

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