Rapid Research Notes is a new resource for timely scientific communication from the National Library of Medicine (NLM). Initial content comes from PLoS Currents: Influenza, a new Web site for sharing H1N1 research from open access publisher Public Library of Science (PLoS).
Unlike articles in PLoS’ regular journals, articles on the PLoS Currents: Influenza site are moderated rather than peer-reviewed to facilitate rapid availability to the research community. Reader comments are welcome. The Web site is based on Google’s Knol software. Similar in concept to a Web-based wiki, Knol is an easy-to-use platform for formal knowledge sharing, with author-controlled options for collaboration and communication.
Articles on PLoS Currents: Influenza constitute Rapid Research Notes’ first collection. They are available in PubMed Central, the open access archive of biomedical and life sciences journals maintained by NLM’s National Center for Biotechnology Information.
~ Patricia Weiss