The first microbial supertree from figure-mining thousands of papers

  • 09/05/2017
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    While recent reports reveal the existence of more than 114,000,000 documents of published scientific literature, finding a way to improve the access to this knowledge and efficiently synthesise it becomes an increasingly pressing issue. Seeking to address the problem through their PLUTo workflow, British scientists Ross Mounce and Peter Murray-Rust, University of Cambridge and Matthew […]

    Legitimacy of reusing images from scientific papers addressed

  • 13/03/2017
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    It goes without saying that scientific research has to build on previous breakthroughs and publications. However, it feels quite counter-intuitive for data and their re-use to be legally restricted. Yet, that is what happens when copyright restrictions are placed on many scientific papers. The discipline of taxonomy is highly reliant on previously published photographs, drawings […]

    Guidelines for scholarly publishing of biodiversity data from Pensoft and EU BON

  • 01/03/2017
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    While development and implementation of data publishing and sharing practices and tools have long been among the core activities of the academic publisher Pensoft, it is well-understood that as part of scholarly publishing, open data practices are also currently in transition, and hence, require a lot of collaborative and consistent efforts to establish. Based on […]