Wednesday, January 27, 2010

New articles added to the 'PLoS Prokaryotic Genome Collection'

Complete Genome Sequence of the Multiresistant Taxonomic Outlier Pseudomonas aeruginosa PA7
Paul H. Roy, Sasha G. Tetu, André Larouche, Liam Elbourne, Simon Tremblay, Qinghu Ren, Robert Dodson, Derek Harkins, Ryan Shay, Kisha Watkins, Yasmin Mahamoud, Ian T. Paulsen
PLoS ONE: published 22 Jan 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0008842
Complete Genome Sequence and Comparative Metabolic Profiling of the Prototypical Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli Strain 042
Roy R. Chaudhuri, Mohammed Sebaihia, Jon L. Hobman, Mark A. Webber, Denisse L. Leyton, Martin D. Goldberg, Adam F. Cunningham, Anthony Scott-Tucker, Paul R. Ferguson, Christopher M. Thomas, Gad Frankel, Christoph M. Tang, Edward G. Dudley, Ian S. Roberts, David A. Rasko, Mark J. Pallen, Julian Parkhill, James P. Nataro, Nicholas R. Thomson, Ian R. Henderson
PLoS ONE: published 20 Jan 2010 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0008801
Genome Sequence of the Endosymbiont Rickettsia peacockii and Comparison with Virulent Rickettsia rickettsii: Identification of Virulence Factors
Roderick F. Felsheim, Timothy J. Kurtti, Ulrike G. Munderloh
PLoS ONE: published 21 Dec 2009 | info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0008361
The PLoS ONE Prokaryotic Genome Collection is an attempt to present and highlight a number of important articles that describe whole genome sequence and/or comparative genomics of important prokaryotic organisms. We believe that this collection will be able to facilitate understanding of the biology and lifestyle of the underlying organisms not only through the content of the Research Articles, but also from the external information sources which are linked to from the original articles. Editorial oversight and coordination of the peer-review for most of the articles was provided by Niyaz Ahmed, PLoS ONE Section Editor for Genomics and Microbiology. Articles are presented in order of publication date and new articles will be added to the collection as they are published. We welcome submissions in this field.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

PLoS ONE indexed by Web of Science (Thomson Reuters)

[by Mark Patterson | reposted here from PLoS BLog]
Today we learned that by the end of this week PLoS ONE (in keeping with all other PLoS journals) will be indexed by the Web of Science – this is an important literature discovery tool that many people use and so we are pleased to be indexed. PLoS ONE is also indexed by a host of other services such as PubMed, MEDLINE, PubMed Central, Scopus, Google Scholar, the Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS), EMBASE, AGRICOLA, PsycINFO, Zoological Records, FSTA (Food Science and Technology Abstracts), GeoRef, and RefAware.

Initially, coverage in the Web of Science will include new PLoS ONE articles plus those published in 2008 and 2009, and will be expanded to the articles published in 2006 (when PLoS ONE was launched) and 2007 in the coming weeks. Inclusion in the Web of Science also means that in June 2010 PLoS ONE will receive journal-level citation data from Thomson Reuters including a 2- and 5-year Impact Factor and Eigenfactor metrics.

As we have previously indicated, PLoS believes that research articles are best assessed on their own merits, rather than on the basis of the journal (and its impact factor) where the work happens to be published. While we are happy that PLoS ONE articles will become more discoverable as a result of their inclusion in the Web of Science, we will continue to push forward with our Article-Level Metrics program.

Naturally, we understand that inclusion in the Web of Science is significant for many academics whose research output is still measured by traditional means. We hope that this news encourages even more scientists to publish their work in PLoS journals, to benefit from the article-level metrics that are provided for every PLoS article (for example, this PLoS ONE article), and to ensure that all interested users have open access to their research.