Cellular communication & scientific communication

[2-6 December 2013] The editors' note about your science week

In our quest to bring you more and more tools useful to researchers and to research itself, MyScienceWork announced this week our first foray into the world of open peer review. See how it works and start sharing your expertise with others. Maybe this week’s article on a novel form of communication between cells of the nervous system will inspire you.

In our quest to bring you more and more tools useful to researchers and to research itself, MyScienceWork announced this week our first foray into the world of open peer review. If exchanging ideas, feedback and suggestions around scientific publications is at the heart of science, then making this process visible and accessible must be a step in the right direction. You can now leave comments on any article available on the MyScienceWork platform – a feature that comes with several other neat functions to help you get the most interesting results from your community. Read about them in:
MyScienceWork launches open peer review of published articles

You can try it out for yourself straight away by commenting on the publication highlighted in our next article, explaining research into exosomes and their role in keeping neurons healthy. These cellular vesicles seem to allow neurons to communicate their needs to their “support staff” within the central nervous system. You can learn more about this line of research and its potential applications in:
Exosomes and Regeneration of Neurons

Then, if you have thoughts to share on the original research, feel free to leave your comments here, on the publication itself

Digital tools for reviewing scientific publications
have a leg up on the pen-and-paper sketch model.

(Flickr / chris_blow)

As Curt Rice, Vice Rector for Research at the University of Tromso, says, the digital forum of open access allows us to use just this sort of digital tool to communicate science in a seriously different way. Hear his thoughts on peer review and other “bonuses of open access” in this video interview:

[Open Access Interviews] Curt Rice: Radically reform the communication of scientific results

 

This weekend, have a browse through the publications in your field available on MyScienceWork and leave your reactions to share with the community. You never know where one simple comment might lead...

See you Monday,

The MyScienceWork Team