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Peer review is not magic

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On the basis that only 40% of top science journals articles are cited by others within the 5 yers after publication (according Peter Jasco, .2009), Derek Lowe wonders why low quality papers get pubished and advocates for chemical data archives…

Lowe, Derek. What to do with the not-quite worthless. In the pipeline, online 25th of June, 2010:…


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June 28, 2010 at 7:53 pm

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is ChemSpider better than SciFinder and Reaxys?

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Because only a fraction of Chemistry knowledge is published on traditional sources, ChemSpider rely on millions of amateurs and experts over the world to build an extensive database.

According Antony Williams, (a ChemSpiderman of course)
What are differences between ChemSpider, Reaxys and SciFinder

  • Everything on Reaxys and Scifinder is curated
  • The data resources can be over a 100 years old
  • The platforms are commercial and “read-only”
  • ChemSpider is free, to everyone
  • Data are in a state of ongoing curation & annotation
  • Data resources are from the “electronic era”
  • Data are expanded daily and enhanced on an ongoing basis
  • The platform delivers integrated algorithm access

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June 24, 2010 at 7:33 pm

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ChemSpider awarded in Paris

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Chemspider, search engine supported by The Royal Society of Chemistry (see my previous post), has scooped the Innovative Software Award at the iExpo/KM Forum 2010.

The award is organised by GFII (the Association for Professionals of the Information Industry) and recognises leading software providers in the information industry for their innovative capabilities and user interfaces.

Presented by Didier Benard, from Sanofi Aventis R & D, the award recognises a non-commercial initiative in enhancing information online whether for the professional community or for the general public.

The jury selected ChemSpider as an award winner for providing free access to data on chemical information (both text and structure-based), which is reliable and controlled by an international expert community.

ChemSpider links together compound information across the web, providing free text and structure search access of millions of chemical structures.

With an abundance of additional property information, tools to curate and use the data, and integration to a multitude of other online services, ChemSpider claims to be the richest single source of structure-based chemistry information available online.

Press release

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June 23, 2010 at 7:59 pm

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Microsoft does Chemistry

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Microsoft, has entered the chemical world with the launch of a free
add-on for its Word
processing application that lets users insert
chemical labels, formulas, and two-dimensional structures into a
. Chem4Word, which is in the beta testing phase, is based on
Chemical Markup Language (CML), which means meta data underlies labels,
formulas, and structures.

Written by hbasset

April 29, 2010 at 8:19 pm

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Chemistry 2.0 ?

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Is Chemistry compatible or incompatible with Web 2.0?

Different discussions underline a certain number of success stories:

– American hemsitry Society blogs

– ACS applications for mobile

– Chemical forums which count thousands of visitors a day

– Nature Chemistry new features

– etc.

BUT “all of these prove that web 2.0 has been talked about many times in the context of science. Has it worked? With the exception of blogs, sadly I’m inclined to say no. At least not yet” concludes Azmanam in Chemistry Blog.

To read also:

Chemistry 2.0. Nature Chemistry 1, 1 (2009). doi:10.1038/nchem.137

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April 28, 2010 at 6:52 pm

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Chemistry journals on FaceBook

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Elsevier has released a Facebook profile for some analytical chemistry journals…

According the publisher, “The purpose of the group is to give our community a focus point for discussion on the web, alert people to new content in our journals and provide industry news items each day that we think may be of interest.”

Let’s become a fan!

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March 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm

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Real time reporting Science

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Jean-Claude Bradley: Peer review and science 2.0: blogs, wikis and social networking sites.

Open Notebook Science (ONS)  is the practice of making a researchproject publicly available, as soon as it is recorded.

The author gives 7 major tips to be respected to make ONS trusted sources for labs data diffusion.

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March 19, 2010 at 9:45 pm