MINIPUBLICATIONS are short stories that can be written using micropublished data as experimental evidence. They will be available in the future.
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Mission statement Our mission is to make all results from publicly funded research available to the public. To do this we are providing a platform,Micropublication: biology, for researchers to directly submit and publish individual experimental results. While we seek all data, wehave a particular interest in those data that are high quality but remain traditionally unpublished. We feel that such data, for whatever reason it languished unpublished, is equal in importance with datathat does get published and should be included in the equation ofresearch funding accountability. Such data might be negative results,reproduced results, or results of little novelty that get cut from themanuscript to save space.
Our platform, Micropublication: biology is a new paradigm in scholarlycommunication. We will publish atomized data, that is, each result will receive a DOI and will be citable on its own. These citable morsels can be used to build or enhance a new research narrative,while preserving provenance and thus credit for the initial researcher. These data will be peer reviewed, with an option for open-acknowledgement of the reviewer, creating another metric for researcher value in their field. We will continue to work with curators at authoritative databases to ensure that community standards are adhered to in the reporting of the experiment and results. Andfinally, we will make sure the accepted data is sent to theauthoritative database for the public to be able to find and evaluate these data in context with other related, relevant data. Data to the people!