PLoS Currents: quick turnaround, hot topics

The Public Library of Science (PLoS; www.plos.org) has launched a new experimental service called PLoS Currents, which is designed to support quick turnaround among scientists on hot research topics. The first theme of the service will focus on swine influenza (H1N1). … Archiving the articles submitted will be the task of the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov) in a new Rapid Research Notes (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/rrn). The most interesting aspect of the new service … will probably lie in the technology platform … Google Knol (http://knol.google.com). Submitting content for inclusion will require contributors to join Google Knol. Then, a board of experts will approve or disapprove submissions using Google’s new Knol Collection feature to moderate PLoS Currents: Influenza (http://knol.google.com/k/plos/plos-currents-influenza/28qm4w0q65e4w/1%23#).
More: (Information Today Inc. PLoS Currents Uses Google Knol Collections Feature for Swine Flu Reports by Barbara Quint Posted On August 31, 2009)

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