Journal of Visualized Experiments

Journal of Visualized Experiments is a peer reviewed scholarly journal devoted to biological research in a video format. Yes, you read it right, the articles are in a video format. At Chalmers library we find this cross-over from traditional to new media exciting and hope that you will too. By watching video-articles from the laboratory you will grasp concepts and methods that might have been hard to understand by reading about them.

Check out JoVE and don’t forget to tell us what you thought about it.

JoVE: Rapid Knowledge Transfer

The Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE) was established as a new tool in life science publication and communication, with participation of scientists from leading research institutions. JoVE takes advantage of video technology to capture and transmit the multiple facets and intricacies of life science research. Visualization greatly facilitates the understanding and efficient reproduction of both basic and complex experimental techniques, thereby addressing two of the biggest challenges faced by today’s life science research community: i) low transparency and poor reproducibility of biological experiments and ii) time and labor-intensive nature of learning new experimental techniques.

JoVE: Addressing Complexity

The complexity and breadth of life science research has increased exponentially in recent years. Research progress and the translation of findings from the bench to clinical therapies relies on the rapid transfer of knowledge both within the research community and the general public. Written word and static picture-based traditional print journals are no longer sufficient to accurately transmit the intricacies of modern research.

JoVE: Lifting the Laboratory Time Sink

As every researcher in the life sciences knows, it can take weeks or even months to learn, perfect, and apply new experimental techniques. It is especially difficult to reproduce newly published studies describing the advanced state-of-the-art techniques. Thus, much time in the laboratory is spent learning techniques and procedures. This is a never ending process for experimental scientists as methodologies in this fast-growing field evolve and change with each coming year (e.g. genomics and proteomics, most dramatically). The time and resource-consuming process of learning and staying current with techniques and procedures is a rate-limiting step in the advancement of scientific research and drug discovery.

JoVE: Integrating Time

JoVE opens a new frontier in scientific publication by promoting efficiency and performance of life science research. Visualization of the temporal component, or the change over time integral to many life science experiments, can now be done. JoVE allows you to publish experiments in all their dimensions, overcoming the inherent limitations of traditional, static print journals, thereby adding an entirely new parameter to the communication of experimental data and research results.

Read more about JoVE.

/ Daniel

Nature – från början till slut

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To the solid ground of Nature trusts the mind that builds for aye — Wordsworth

Chalmers bibliotek har förvärvat arkivrättigheter för Nature. Redan 1869 definierade Nature sina två huvudsyften som:

”First, to place before the general public the gran results of Scientific Work and Scientific Discovery; and to urge the claims of Science to a more general recognition in Education and Dialy Life;

And, Secondly, to aid Scientific men themselves by giving early information o fall advances made in any branch of Natural knowledge throughout the world, and by affording them an opportunity of discussing the various Scientific questions which arise from time to time.” – Nature’s original mission statement, 11 November 1869

Idag är Nature en av de tvärvetenskapliga tidskrifter som citeras oftast med en Impact Factor34.480 år 2009. Fortfarande en av naturvetenskapernas viktigaste tidskrift med ett syfte som påminner om det ursprunliga:

”First, to serve scientists through prompt publication of significant advances in any branch of science, and to provide a forum for the reporting and discussion of news and issues concerning science. Second, to ensure that the results of science are rapidly disseminated to the public throughout the world, in a fashion that conveys their significance for knowledge, culture and daily life.” – Nature’s mission statement

Genom åren har man i Nature kunnat läsa om flera stora genombrott och upptäckter, här ett axplock:

Som student och forskare vid Chalmers tekniska högskola har du nu möjlighet att söka, bläddra och läsa i Nature från 1869 till idag! Men glöm inte att Nature idag är mer än en tidskrift. De ger även ut podcasts, video och tipsar om lediga anställningar.

/Daniel

Inga fler inlägg.