February 3, 2014
Open Access journal MethodsX provides a home for publishing work which otherwise remains unpublished
, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced a new concept methods journal:
Researchers spend up to 80% of their time customizing and tweaking existing methods to make them better fit their specific research setting. By providing a home for these often unpublished records,
allows researchers to receive public credit and citations for that work without spending time writing a full, traditional research article.
"This is a new approach to scientific publishing. We believe that
will dramatically change how researchers assess and build on recognized techniques, saving the scientific community valuable time and money," commented
, Executive Publisher at Elsevier.
As an online-only, open access journal,
publishes papers in all disciplines of experimental research, from Life Sciences to Health Sciences to Physical Sciences.
A paper published in
- an abstract to outline the customization
- an image, graph or other visual to illustrate what's been done
- the methodological protocol(s)
fulfills a real need for researchers to publish their work on developing methods so that they can easily be found by others," said
Gregory J. Tsongalis
, Advising Editor for
and Professor of Pathology at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and The Audrey and
Theodor Geisel School
of Medicine at
. "It's also good for researchers as they can get recognized for their time and effort."
The first articles are now freely available online on ScienceDirect:
For more information or to submit an article, visit
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