Elsevier and the Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) Connect Research Articles to Genetic and Molecular Biology Data

By Elsevier, PRNE
Sunday, February 20, 2011

AMSTERDAM, February 21, 2011 - Elsevier, a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical
information products and services, and TAIR - The Arabidopsis Information
Resource (www.arabidopsis.org/), announce their next step in
interconnecting the diverse elements of scientific research. All articles on
Elsevier's electronic platform SciVerse ScienceDirect (
www.sciverse.com/) that describe Arabidopsis genes and use AGI codes
(e.g. AT4G32520) will now link to the corresponding pages at TAIR, giving
readers access to additional relevant genetic and molecular biology data.
Research data deposited at TAIR will link to their corresponding articles in
Elsevier journals on SciVerse ScienceDirect.

Aiming at supporting the plant science community, Elsevier encourages
authors to submit manuscripts to relevant journals to deposit Arabidopsis
gene-related information in the TAIR database. Upon acceptance of their
manuscripts, authors can use TAIR's online submission software to deposit
relevant information about the Arabidopsis gene(s) described in their papers.

"With an increasing interest in the preservation of research data, it is
very important to make those data clearly visible in the context of formal
research publications," commented Gilles Jonker, Executive Publisher Physical
Sciences for Elsevier. "Elsevier is committed to advancing science by
investing in such collaborations with data set repositories. This new
feature, launched as part of the wider Elsevier Content Innovation
initiative, will allow readers to easily go beyond the content of an article
and drill down to the research data sets," he added.

Eva Huala, director of TAIR, added, "We're very happy to partner with a
forward-looking publisher like Elsevier to make it easier for scientists to
find the data they need."

About TAIR

The Arabidopsis Information Resource (TAIR) (www.arabidopsis.org/)
, maintains a database of genetic and molecular biology data for the model
higher plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Data available from TAIR includes the
complete genome sequence along with gene structure, gene product information,
metabolism, gene expression, DNA and seed stocks, genome maps, genetic and
physical markers, publications, and information about the Arabidopsis
research community. Gene product function data is updated every week from the
latest published research literature and community data submissions. Gene
structures are updated about once a year using computational and manual
methods as well as community submissions of new and updated genes. TAIR also
provides extensive links from its data pages to other Arabidopsis resources.
TAIR is located at the Carnegie Institution for Science Department of Plant
Biology and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

About the Elsevier SciVerse Suite

The SciVerse (www.sciverse.com) suite of search and discovery
offerings provides the global research community access to a constantly
expanding universe of content and solutions which can now be accessed in one
platform. The suite currently includes SciVerse ScienceDirect (
www.sciencedirect.com), the world's largest source of peer-reviewed
content containing more than 10 million articles, and SciVerse Scopus
(www.scopus.com), an abstract and citation database containing 41
million records, 70% with abstracts and nearly 18,000 titles from 5,000
publishers worldwide. The new platform also includes SciVerse Hub beta
(www.hub.sciverse.com), which enables researchers to perform a single
search across all of the SciVerse content as well as targeted web content
with results ranked by relevancy and without duplication. SciVerse
Applications beta (www.applications.sciverse.com), a new module within
the suite, is a marketplace and developer network that allows the scientific
community to build, find and use applications that enhance the SciVerse.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading publisher of scientific, technical
and medical information products and services. The company works in
partnership with the global science and health communities to publish more
than 2,000 journals, including The Lancet (www.thelancet.com/) and
Cell (www.cell.com/), and close to 20,000 book titles, including major
reference works from Mosby and Saunders. Elsevier's online solutions include
SciVerse ScienceDirect (www.sciencedirect.com/), SciVerse Scopus
(www.scopus.com/), Reaxys (www.reaxys.com/), MD Consult
(www.mdconsult.com/) and Nursing Consult (
www.nursingconsult.com/), which enhance the productivity of science
and health professionals, and the SciVal suite (www.scival.com/) and
MEDai's Pinpoint Review (www.medai.com/), which help research and
health care institutions deliver better outcomes more cost-effectively.

A global business headquartered in Amsterdam, Elsevier
(www.elsevier.com/), employs 7,000 people worldwide. The company is
part of Reed Elsevier Group PLC (www.reedelsevier.com/), a
world-leading publisher and information provider, which is jointly owned by
Reed Elsevier PLC and Reed Elsevier NV. The ticker symbols are REN (Euronext
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