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Monday, June 23, 2008

1 year anniversary of Nature Precedings

Hilary Spencer, Nature Precedings: One Year Later..., Nascent, June 19, 2008.
Nature Precedings launched back in June 2007 with the support of several partner organizations, including the British Library, the [European Bioinformatics Institute], Science Commons, and the Wellcome Trust. Since then it's been an exhilarating year. Wired described Nature Precedings as an island of innovation and several editorials in Nature journals throughout the past year have discussed how Nature Precedings can enhance scientific communication ...

Over the past year, researchers in a variety of disciplines ... have posted 475 documents and 180+ comments. Thousands of readers have signed up to comment, vote, and submit documents on the site, and we’ve seen steady growth in site traffic and posted documents. The Nature Precedings group on Nature Network has become a lively place with discussions on many topics including “findability” , posting negative results on Precedings and academic search engines.

In response to suggestions from you, our users and contributors, we’ve rolled out a number of new features ...

As we celebrate one year of Nature Precedings, we'll be releasing new features on the site in the upcoming weeks and making some additional announcements. We look forward to the year ahead!