The Top 10 papers in Biological Sciences by Mendeley readership.

With the Mendeley for Life Scientists webinar coming up on Thursday, I thought I would take a look at the readership stats for Biological Sciences. Biological Sciences has long been our biggest discipline, and having done my doctoral work in the Life Sciences, I knew this would be interesting. Overall, researchers in bioinformatics contributed most strongly to the most read papers, along with the older disciplines of micro- and molecular biology. Regardless of discipline, however, it’s clear that the days of toiling away in isolation to thoroughly study one gene are over. Today, it’s all about huge consortia and massive data. Here’s what I found:Read More »

Check out academic lectures on Seminar Streams

Seminar streams is a new service that hosts open access lectures and academic talks. They’ve already got some great academic content such as this talk about membrane protein assembly and this one about the inflammation-cancer link via NF-kappa B and HIF. We think open access academic video content is a great addition to what’s available online, joining such efforts as the Journal of Visualized Experiments.

One thing I’d like to see more of from Seminar Streams is a clear indication of which content is available for re-use. Flickr does a good job of this.