First, and foremost, this demonstrates that lab notebook pages and blog posts can be used to support claims made in a peer reviewed article. ... When providing a reference for a melting point or spectrum, nothing is more relevant that the lab notebook page where the specific batch of product was obtained and characterized.
Third, this is a good example of the use of video to enhance the communication of a protocol for a chemical reaction. ...
Finally, JoVE is an example of an Open Access journal with some Web2.0 capabilities, like the ability to leave comments and label them as agreeing or disagreeing with the authors. The final article can now also serve as a location for continuing the scientific conversation.
Gavin Baker at 11/17/2008 06:40:00 PM.
The open access movement:
Putting peer-reviewed scientific and scholarly literature
on the internet. Making it available free of charge and
free of most copyright and licensing restrictions.
Removing the barriers to serious research.