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microPublication Biology Is Now Indexed in PubMed
July 21, 2020

As publisher, the Caltech Library is proud to announce that microPublication Biology is indexed in PubMed Central (PMC) and now appears in PubMed.

microPublication Biology is a new paradigm in scholarly communication, whose mission is to make all results from publicly funded research available to the public. With microPublication Biology, researchers can directly submit, have peer reviewed, and publish individual experimental results. While publishing all data, microPublication has a particular interest in those data that are high quality but remain traditionally unpublished, these include negative results or results that are not perceived as being sufficiently novel and are cut from manuscripts to save space.

Importantly, unlike other journal platforms, information from each microPublication is directly incorporated into community databases —such as wormBase.org, flybase.org, arabidopsis.org, xenbase.org, — thus advancing the goal of making the content of each microPublication computable.

The Caltech Library has a long history of making scholarly works of Caltech researchers available online. By acting as a publisher for microPublication Biology, the Library expands its service to the scientific community. From the beginning of the microPublication project, the Library provided assistance with the steps needed for establishing a successful journal, such as getting an ISSN, applying for indexing services, assigning DOIs, and archiving content through Portico.

microPublication Biology articles are now discoverable through PMC, PubMed, EuropePMC, Google Scholar, and university library catalogs. PubMed indexing will bring more valuable open scientific findings to the attention of readers.

The Library and microPublication Biology are delighted to collaborate on this project and expect more great things to happen!