Sunday, 18 December 2016

Making research more accessible with Figshare - BioMed Central blog


Making research more accessible with Figshare

We want to enable all of our authors and editors to publish
the best research and promote wider access to research data, and other
materials that support publications. To help achieve this we have
introduced enhanced display and discovery of supplementary materials
(additional files) in BioMed Central and SpringerOpen journals, in
partnership with Figshare.

We are now depositing additional files from more than 300 BioMed
Central and SpringerOpen journals in Figshare. This new service to
authors and readers will:

Improve the online display of articles
Improve readership of and engagement with published articles
Increase the discoverability of additional files (and articles)
Provide richer, more specific metrics about the readership and reuse of additional files
Assign each additional file a unique Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Provide each journal with its own portal within Springer Nature’s Figshare repository, giving each journal its own data repository (example from Genome Biology here)
Figshare is a repository where users can make all of their research
outputs available in a citable, shareable and discoverable manner, and
also works with publishers to enhance scholarly publications.

Articles published in SpringerOpen and BioMed Central journals can
now show a widget for previewing and browsing additional files, enabling
readers to see this enhanced content in line with the article in the
same browser window. See the image for an article from BMC Genomics and screenshot of the widget.

We will be introducing Figshare portals and widgets to the whole
BioMed Central and SpringerOpen portfolio soon, and other Springer
Nature publications in the future.

Mark Hahnel, CEO of Figshare said: Springer Nature and BioMed
Central are innovators in research data sharing and publishing,
enabling researchers to make their data discoverable and reusable with
industry-leading work on data policies, data journals, data licensing
and support for data citation. Springer Nature is also one the largest
research publishers and so I’m thrilled that so many researchers will
benefit from better discoverability and reuse of their research data by
the introduction of figshare technology, starting with BioMed Central
and SpringerOpen journals.

As part of our Research Data Support for authors and editors, we are
also providing custom data publishing services for researchers with
larger datasets, and working to make these available in journals’
Figshare portals. We encourage authors and editors with data intensive
publications and projects to contact to
discuss their requirements.

Making research more accessible with Figshare - BioMed Central blog

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