Open Thoughts

PLoS to publish software

Posted by Cheng Soon Ong on August 8, 2009

In a recent article on genomeweb link, they said that PLoS may start offering an open source software track in the near future. The new editor will be Robert Murphy, whose lab has published software for image analysis in protein subcellular localization.

Apparently at the same Biolink SIG at the recent ISMB in Stockholm, they also discussed publishing of data. Since we are also thinking about how to distribute data we will be watching developments at PLoS closely. They also discuss how to make papers more machine readable by semantic markup. The example used looks like it took a lot of effort from the publishers, and I wonder whether it is feasible for journals to do this for all their published papers.


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