Micropublication:biology is a new platform that rapidly places research findings into the public domain that typically do not make it into publication (e.g., stand-alone results, negative results, reproduced results, results that are perceived to lack high impact). Researchers receive credit for their work through publication in the open access journal Micropublication:biology and the findings are seamlessly incorporated into the relevant authoritative database to allow integration with other biomedical data and facilitate public consumption.
Each micropublication is peer-reviewed, curated, formatted, given a DOI and published as an HTML and PDF on the journal website. Micropublications will in the future receive a PubMed ID, after the new journal evaluation process followed by the National Library of Medicine.
Micropublication:biology conforms to the Minimum Information Standards for scientific data reporting (MIBBI), follows Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), adheres, as far as possible given the novel publication platform, with recommendations in the Uniform Requirements for Manuscripts Submitted to Biomedical Journals and follows the FAIR (findable, accessible, interoperable and reproducible) data principles (Wilkinson et al., 2016).
Micropublication:biology is currently accepting submissions under the topics Expression pattern, Phenotypic data, Genotypic data and Sequence data. Other data types will be incorporated in the near future. Please contact us, firstname.lastname@example.org, if there is a research finding in a new data type that you would like to submit.
Our aim is to guide submissions through pre-designed forms that will have built in all the necessary tools to capture high quality experimental results.