May 4th Webinar

May 4th Webinar

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Wormbase - Karen Yook and Daniela Raciti

Bridging the gap between data production and database curation through microPublications

To solve a long-standing problem in data loss and accessibility, we developed a publishing platform, microPublication Biology, to bridge data publishing and database curation. Our journal accepts single experiment articles (microPublications) and embeds curation within the article submission/publishing workflow. microPublication Biology is an online, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published by the Caltech Library and discoverable in PubMed. Starting with articles focused on nematode biology, we continually expand to more organism communities, including Arabidopsis and most recently Dictyostelium, Maize, and Cotton. Our system is set up so that upon publication, atomized data is delivered directly to authoritative databases for each community (e.g., WormBase, Flybase, PomBase, TAIR), ensuring timely delivery to biological databases for deep data integration. We will give an overview of our journal and its integrated curation workflow and present our latest publishing metrics.