13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

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Portal Solutions of Access to Scientific Resources in Medicine

Session coordinator: Eva Lesenková, Institute for Postgraduate Medical Education, Czech Republic

Where: 23. 5. 2007, 13.30 - 16.20, Auditorium D

New Developments at Nature Publishing Group

Autor: Hugh Blackbourn, Nature Publishing Group, United Kingdom



Nature Publishing Group’s portfolio includes Nature, Nature Research Journals, Nature Reviews Journals, Nature Clinical Practice and NPG academic journals. By focusing on excellence in scientific research, journals such as Nature Medicine and Nature Reviews Cancer have established a reputation for filtering, synthesizing and clarifying important advances across the biological and medical sciences. The development of Web 2.0 concepts and tools has also opened up new channels for scientific communication. In response, NPG has developed services to help readers navigate to key scientific papers and created online networks to allow commenting and discussion of important aspects of research.

This presentation will include a description of NPG’s journals and products and aim to demonstrate how these new resources can further improve science communication.

About author:

Hugh Blackbourn is the Publisher for Nature Reviews Journals and Nature Protocols. Having worked for ten years as a research scientist, he holds a BSc, MSc and PhD in biological sciences. Since entering publishing he has held a variety of positions including Editor, Managing Editor and Content Development Manager and holds an MBA.

Other papers in this session:

MEDVIK® - Medical Virtual Library – Integrated Information Environment for Medical Libraries in Czech Republic

Author: Helena Bouzková, National Medical Library, Czech Republic


Filip Kříž, Ondřej Horsák, Lenka Maixnerová / National Medical Library

Have We Followed the Right Way Up Till Now?

Author: Livia Vasas, Central Library of Semmelweis University, Hungary


Joe Geges / Ovidius

The Novartis Knowledge Center Portal - Gateway to Information and Knowledge in a Global Pharmaceutical Company

Author: Margot Gerharter, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research GmbH &Co KG, Austria

In What Way Requirements of Publications of Medical research Are Changing

Author: Milan Špála, Charles University - 1st Medical Faculty, Czech Republic

Free on the Net: Accessing Digital Research Output with No Barriers

Author: Elisabetta Poltronieri, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Italy


Rosalia Ferrara / Istituto Superiore di Sanità