May 15, 2005

PubMed implements Ajax

Pubmed has incorporated the Ajax methodology employed by Google Suggest in its "Single Citation Matcher":

Type in a journal name: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/citmatch.html

For comparison: http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en

The downside is that the code seems to force the user to click the "Go" button, rather than use the return key on the keyboard.

Posted by Kevin Messner at 4:37 PM

May 2, 2005

NIH Public Access Policy comes into effect

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Policy on Enhancing Public Access to Archived Publications Resulting from NIH-Funded Research came into effect this week.

The policy applies to any "research supported, in whole or in part, with direct costs from NIH". From May 2, 2005, NIH-funded investigators are requested to submit an electronic version of the author's final manuscript, upon acceptance for publication, to PubMed Central.

Peter Suber has a worthwhile commentary on this event and where it puts us: http://www.earlham.edu/~peters/fos/newsletter/05-02-05.htm#nih

Posted by Kevin Messner at 4:27 PM