- 24 February 2011
- Super User
A unique feature of FINDbase is its affiliation with an open-access international peer-reviewed scientific journal, Human Genomics and Proteomics (http://www.uk.sagepub.com/journals/Journal201930). As the first journal with an affiliated database in this discipline, HGP offers a unique opportunity to authors to open up access to their research on the characterization of causative mutation and/or biomarker frequency spectra to the widest possible community. In addition to original research and review articles, HGP accepts submissions of genetic datasets, pertaining to the spectrum of causative mutations or biomarkers, for example, pharmacogenetic, forensic markers, in various populations and ethnic groups. These submissions are also peer reviewed and, if accepted, feature in the journal as a Mutation and Biomarker Dataset with links to the full dataset in FINDbase. Also, these articles are fully indexed in PubMed. This way, FINDbase increases the chances of human variation data capture and provide a centralized system for population-specific genetic data storage and retrieval. We envisage that FINDbase-HGP affiliation will provide the proof of principle for closely related efforts towards developing other “database-journals.” Also, the HGP-FINDbase affiliation can serve as a nonprofit model for sustainable database funding, in a field that currently suffers significantly from the lackof sustainable long-term funding opportunities for genetic database projects. The editorial team of HGP and the publishers SAGE-Hindawi are proud to provide this new discussion forum to the human genomics and proteomics research community, and we encourage authors, referees, and readers to take advantage of it.
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The Scientist: http://classic.the-scientist.com/blog/display/54720/
e-Science News: http://esciencenews.com/sources/scientific.blogging/2008/06/01/human.genomics.and.proteomics.journal.plus.database.equals.personalized.medicine
Information World Review: http://www.iwr.co.uk/stm-and-legal/3008546/Sage-and-Hindawi-launch-Open-Access-Human-Genome-journal
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