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Nine Nature Journals Agree to Submit Interaction Data to Blueprint s BIND Prior to Publication

NEW YORK, April 18 (GenomeWeb News) - The Blueprint Initiative said today that it has it signed an agreement with Nature Publishing Group to have nine Nature-branded journals submit manuscripts containing biomolecular interaction data to Blueprint's Biomolecular Interaction Network Database in advance of publication.


According to Blueprint, this step will allow BIND to provide identifiers in publications with interaction data in a manner similar to the publication of GenBank identifiers for publications with novel sequences.


"We have been working with Blueprint North America since 2003 to advance emerging interaction data to the scientific community," Timo Hannay, associate director of web publishing at NPG, said in a statement. "We have implemented a process that can confidentially forward them pre-publication manuscripts from Nature-branded titles, enabling the relevant BIND records to be published simultaneously with the papers."


To date, Blueprint said, BIND has provided nearly 150 BIND identifiers for publication in Nature Cell Biology, including 18 in the February 2005 issue.


The nine NPG journals include Cell Death & Differentiation, Molecular Systems Biology, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Genetics, Nature Immunology, Nature Medicine, Nature Methods, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, Oncogene, and the EMBO Journal.

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