Contacts with Journals
From GO Public
Initiatives leading to the implementation of the procedure requested in the Letter to Editors. Please, add a note here if you intend to use/used the letter when contacting other journals. It will help to keep track of what has been done so far as well as prevent us from duplicating efforts.
- Plant Physiology/TAIR
This is what started it all. In a March 2008 editorial Plant Physiology announced that, following TAIR's initiative, they will start collecting author-provided annotation using a form available within their submission site.
- FEBS Letters/MINT
In April 2008, Arno Ceol et al described their experiences when trying to implement formal description of protein-protein interaction within, what they call, structured abstracts. Recently I've (Lukasz) learned they intend to collect, besides interaction data, biomolecule/taxon data in a manner similar to proposed on the mailing list here.
- PLoS Journals
Judy Blake reported that PLoS journals are willing to add, within a reasonable time frame, a requirement to authors to submit an additional file that would detail taxon, geneID, proteinID and any other relevant classifications that they can provide.
After contacting editorial board, David Eisenberg (UCLA) got their commitment to add, as an electronic supplement, an additional file listing identifiers and taxons of all the biomolecules and genes. It will be most likely prepared with a form similar to ours.
- Protein Science/DIP
Editorial board contacted by David Eisenberg (UCLA) commited to add, an additional file listing identifiers and taxons of all the biomolecules and genes. This is to follow Protein Science switching to a new publisher which is to happen sometime later this year.
We've contacted editorial board of Science and received encouragement from the Editor of Science, who is discussing possible plans with the editors of other scientific journals. We intend to use our letter as an argument that even the very basic information is of value to quite a large number of database projects.