microPublication Biology is now indexed in PubMed

WormBase is happy to announce that the microPublication Biology journal is now fully listed in PubMed!

To make articles easier to cite and discover, every microPublication now receives a PubMed ID, a PubMed Central ID, and a DOI. If you have published with us in the past, consider updating your citations. Indexing is retroactive for all past articles.

You can see microPublications in PubMed by browsing the full index at
PubMed Central. Or look for microPublications during normal searches at PubMed or PubMed Central.

We look forward to receiving more submissions!

Check out Venn diagrams for interaction data in WormBase

WormBase curates four different types of gene-to-gene interaction data: genetic, regulatory, physical, and predicted. These data are found in the interactions widget in each gene page. Aside from the predicted interactions, the other three types are curated with direct experimental evidence from the literature. Check out the micropublication which describes the Vennter tool. This tool is integrated into the interactions widget on WormBase gene pages and allows the visualization and analyses of interaction data.

Open Publishing Fest

microPublication will participate in the Open Publishing Fest organized by  the Collaborative Knowledge Foundation. We will host four events or ‘tents’ which will focus on different aspects of microPublication and its role in scholarly communication. Mark your calendar for the following events and keep an eye on the  festival website for conference channels details!

Tent 1: microPublication: A Welcome Alternative in Scholarly Communication – May 20th, 10am Pacific

Join us for an hour packed of fun to learn how microPublication is shaping the future of scholarly communication! microPublication is a deliberately brief, peer-reviewed and indexed publication. We publish brief, novel findings, negative and/or reproduced results, and results which may lack a broader scientific narrative. We will hear from Editor in Chief Paul Sternberg, Editorial board members, Authors, and Reviewers  to learn how microPublication  is changing how they think about publishing.    

Tent 2: Knowledgebases, Repositories, Archives: Curation, Curation, Curation – May 26th, 10am Pacific

Where should your data go? What are the roles of Repositories, Knowledgebases, and Library Archives in Scholarly Communication? How are published data preserved for long term access and how are they made available to the scientific community? We will highlight similarities and differences in a panel discussion with representatives from Dryad, University Libraries, and Knowledgebase curators. 

Tent 3: The microPublication Open Access platform – May 27th, 10am Pacific

microPublication.org offered new software development and workflow challenges in  the publishing landscape. Join us to learn how our submission platform was designed and to savor the final product!  Developers Yannis Barlas from Coko and Nick Stiffler from microPublication will guide you through the submission portal and will be there to answer all your questions.

Tent 4: microPublication Inspires New Communities and Promotes Undergraduate Research – May  27th, 12pm Pacific

Started by serving the C. elegans research community, microPublication Biology has expanded to many model organism communities and beyond. Besides being beneficial to researchers at all career levels, microPublication has proven to be a wonderful tool to showcase undergraduate research and foster education. We will hear from different groups that have been inspired by microPublication and learn how they are using it to make a difference.

microPublications now indexed in Europe PMC!

microPublications are now integrated in the search, citation network, text-mining pipeline, ORCID claiming and other tools and services provided by Europe PMC. Indexing in Europe PMC increases the visibility of your microPublication, making it easier for others to find and cite your research. To learn more, visit the Europe PMC website.
Thank you for supporting Open Science by sharing your data with the community!

UC Davis features micropublications

microPublication.org publishes brief, novel findings, negative and/or reproduced results, and results which may lack a broader scientific narrative. Each article is peer reviewed and assigned a DOI. Included data is curated and, upon publication, deposited in third party referential databases (when available).

Recently UC Davis featured an article, ‘Small Science Snippets: Micropubs Help Share Discoveries‘ about how one of their researchers used a micropublication to publish their results.

Micropublish your results today!