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PeerJ, a rapid, peer-reviewed Open Access biological, medical and health sciences journal, has published its first 30 articles. Co-founded by Peter Binfield (formerly of PLoS) and Jason Hoyt (formerly of Mendeley), PeerJ employs a three-tiered lifetime membership model which grants authors one, two, or unlimited publications with PeerJ per year at no additional charge. Membership also requires at least one comment on an article or preprint, or a pre-publication review of a submission to PeerJ, every year.
PeerJ PrePrints, a preprint archive which allows paid members to make preprints public or private, is scheduled to debut in March.
Additional information about PeerJ:
- Open Access Journal PeerJ Publishes First Articles [Library Journal]
- About PeerJ [PeerJ]
- Aims & Scope [PeerJ]
- Academic Editors by subject area [PeerJ]
A trial subscription to Oxford Scholarship Online (OSO) Biology and OSO Neuroscience is now available. These two resources offer chapter-level access in HTML and PDF formats to approximately 270 titles in these subject areas. The titles include:
- Adapting to a Changing Environment, Tim R. McClanahan and Joshua Cinner, 2011
- Statistical Theory and Methods for Evolutionary Genomics, Xun Gu, 2010
- The Molecular Organography of Plants, Quentin Cronk, 2009
- The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory, Howard Eichenbaum, 2011
- The Biology of Homosexuality, Jacques Balthazart, 2011
- Rhythms of the Brain, Gyorgy Busaki, 2006
Searches can be filtered by subject specialization and publication year, abstracts can be viewed at book and chapter level, and citations can be shared with social bookmarking tools or exported in EndNote, RefWorks, or Zotero/BibTex formats.
This 4-volume set serves as a comprehensive reference on the theory and methodology of sampling in all physical phases and the theory of sample preparation for all major extraction techniques.
Relevant to researchers of analytical chemistry, medicine, environmental science, biochemistry, pharmacology, geology, and food science.
New Berkeley members of the National Academy of Engineering:
David A. Dornfeld, Will C. Hall Family Chair in Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley. For contributions to sustainability in advanced manufacturing, sensors, and precision material processing.
Ashok J. Gadgil, Director and Senior Scientist, Environmental Energy Technologies Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Andrew and Virginia Rudd Family Foundation Professor of Safe Water and Sanitation, University of California, Berkeley. For engineering solutions to the problems of potable water and energy in underdeveloped nations.
Synthesis Digital Library Update for December, 2012
- Answer Set Solving in Practice, by Martin Gebser, Roland Kaminski, Benjamin Kaufmann, and Torsten Schaub (University of Potsdam, Germany).
(Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Series)
- Computational Modeling of Narrative, by Inderjeet Mani (Children’s Organization of Southeast Asia).
(Human Language Technologies Series)
- Control Grid Motion Estimation for Efficient Application of Optical Flow, by Christine M. Zwart and David H. Frakes (Arizona State University).
(Algorithms and Software in Engineering Series)
- Data Management in the Cloud: Challenges and Opportunities, by Divyakant Agrawal (University of California, Santa Barbara); Sudipto Das (Microsoft Research); and Amr El Abbadi (University of California, Santa Barbara).
(Data Management Series)
- Query Processing over Uncertain Databases, by Lei Chen (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) and Xiang Lian (University of Texas, Pan American).
(Data Management Series)
- Semantics Empowered Web 3.0: Managing Enterprise, Social, Sensor, and Cloud-based Data and Services for Advanced Applications, by Amit Sheth and Krishnaprasad Thirunarayan (Kno.e.sis Center, Wright State University).
(Data Management Series)
- Speech Recognition Algorithms Using Weighted Finite-State Transducers, by Takaaki Hori and Atsushi Nakamura (NTT Communication Science Laboratories, NTT Corporation).
(Speech and Audio Processing Series)
If you are charged a library fee or fine, you can now pay it online through My OskiCat. You can find instructions in the Library FAQ on how to pay online. You can also still pay in person at the Privileges Desk in Doe Library.
The National Science Foundation rules for grant submissions will change for any grant due on or after January 14, 2013. Among the changes:
- Project Summary: On the NSF FastLane proposal submission site, the project summary must now be submitted in three separate text boxes, one for each of the three summary elements: overview, intellectual merit, and broader impacts. Project summaries that require special characters (as in math and physics) may be uploaded as a separate PDF document. The total length of the summary in either format is limited to 4600 characters.
- Biosketch: In the Biographical Sketch, the Publications section has now been renamed Products. Products may include (but are not limited to) datasets, patents, software and copyrights in addition to publications.
For more information about the changes, please see:
Synthesis Digital Library Update for November, 2012
- On the Efficient Determination of Most Near Neighbors: Horseshoes, Hand Grenades, Web Search and Other Situations When Close is Close Enough, by Mark S. Manasse, Microsoft Research. (Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services Series)
- Performance Analysis and Tuning for General Purpose Graphics Processing Units (GPGPU), by Hyesoon Kim (Georgia Institute of Technology), Richard Vuduc (Georgia Institute of Technology), Sara Baghsorkhi (Intel Corporation), Jee Choi (Georgia Institute of Technology), and Wen-mei Hwu (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). (Computer Architecture Series)
- A Tutorial on Queuing and Trunking with Applications to Communications, by William H. Tranter and Allen B. MacKenzie (Virginia Tech). (Communications Series)
As part of the campus winter holiday closure, all of the UC Berkeley libraries will be closed from Saturday, December 22, 2012 through Tuesday, January 1, 2013. Some libraries will also be closed additional days. Here are the winter closure dates and intersession hours for the science libraries:
Bioscience and Natural Resources Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 1
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 21-Jan. 2
Earth Sciences and Map Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6
Engineering Library: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 2
Mathematics Statistics Library: 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6
Optometry and Health Sciences Library: 1pm-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6
Physics-Astronomy Library: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 22-Jan. 6
Public Health Library: 10am-5pm Monday-Friday; closed Dec. 19-Jan. 2
Please consult the Library Hours page to check the hours for all libraries.