Grid-based dynamic electronic publication: A case study using combined experiment and simulation studies of crown ethers at the air/water interface.
Esther R Rousay, Hongchen Fu, Jamie M Robinson, Jeremy G Frey, Jonathan W Essex
School of Chemistry, University of Southampton,
Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK

Abstract The Publication@Source Paradigm and Challenges Body Molecular Dynamics Simulations Comparisons and Conclusions Acknowledgements Appendix:The TriScapeRDF browser References Glossary Search
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Introduction .3

We seek to automate this process by extending the nature of publication to include these links back to information held in the originating laboratories. In principle this should lead back to the original records (spectra, laboratory notebooks), a fact noted in a recent UK House of Commons Select Committee Report10. Indeed it may be argued that for publicly funded research we have a responsibility to make all this information available. Even for ?private? commercial research there will be a need to make all the information available to the company and to ensure future users can assess the data properly. The main advantage will be the much greater use, and re-use, of the original data. The detection of fraud would be easier but this is in fact a relatively minor issue but the ability to check the data, and the ability to try new and different approaches to the analysis will be important.

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lang="en-GB" class="western">As semantic tools become more available and useable, the context and provenance will be much more readily available and automatically linked to the data. Hence we foresee that the ideal of publication@source will become the norm for publications as the necessary links will be provided automatically. Traditionally, supplementary data would be relatively small component and would effectively be a part of the paper publication and thus be held by the journal, or would eventually be deposited in some type of database. In either case, the location of the information would be fixed and the data static. In the Grid world neither of these two aspects can or should be assumed.


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