Figshare partners with PNAS to Increase Research Data Discoverability

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Using innovative new technology, Figshare will automatically monitor PNAS articles for Figshare mentions, collecting them all into one portal

By innovating in this space, together with Figshare we are looking to proactively set up linked open data workflows from the outset, removing administrative burdens from our authors.

Figshare, an online digital repository for academic research, today announced a new partnership with the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). Using brand-new technology, research outputs published on Figshare referenced in PNAS journal articles will be aggregated under one portal. https://pnas.figshare.com/

PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. This service will increase the discoverability of their data and give them a greater oversight of what is referenced in their journals.

By tracking mentions of Figshare DOIs in the PNAS literature, this linking helps better join up publications and research data.

Diane Sullenberger, Executive Editor, PNAS said:

“As research data requirements become more embedded in researchers’ workflows, there is a risk of creating silos of academic content. By innovating in this space, together with Figshare we are looking to proactively set up linked open data workflows from the outset, removing administrative burdens from our authors.”

Mark Hahnel, CEO and Founder of Figshare said:

“We’re delighted to partner with PNAS and as usual, our clients come up with fantastic new ways to make use of the technology we have built. Figshare already provide data infrastructure to a number of major publishers through our viewer, datastore and portal products. PNAS opted for this solution because of our ability to respond to the unique needs of the publisher in an agile manner.”

This new portal is live now at pnas.figshare.com. If you are interested in learning more about figshare for publishers go to publishers.figshare.com

About Figshare

Figshare is a web-based platform to help academic institutions manage, disseminate and measure the public attention of all their research outputs. The light-touch and user-friendly approach focuses on four key areas: research data management, reporting and statistics, research data dissemination and administrative control. Figshare works with institutions in North America and internationally to help them meet key funder recommendations and to provide world-leading tools to support an open culture of data sharing and collaboration. For more information, visit http://figshare.com and follow @figshare on Twitter.

About Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)

PNAS is one of the world's most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. Established in 1914, PNAS publishes cutting-edge research, science news, Commentaries, Reviews, Perspectives, Colloquium Papers, and actions of the National Academy of Sciences.

The journal's content spans the biological, physical, and social sciences and is global in scope. Nearly half of all accepted papers come from authors outside the United States.

Visit http://www.pnas.org and follow @PNASNews on Twitter.

About Digital Science
Digital Science is a technology company serving the needs of scientific and research communities, at the laboratory bench or in a research setting. It invests in and incubates scientific software companies that simplify the research cycle, making more time for discovery. Its portfolio companies include a host of leading and admired brands including Altmetric, BioRAFT, Figshare, Labguru, Overleaf, ReadCube, Symplectic and ÜberResearch. It is operated by global media company, the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group.
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