Elsevier Launches Genomics Data App in Collaboration with Illumina

Genomics Data App now available in BaseSpace Apps

Cambridge, MA, May 20, 2013

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, medical and technical products and services, announces the launch of the Genomics Data app in collaboration with Illumina, a sequencing and array-based solutions provider for genetics research.

The app allows researchers to share large data sets in Illumina’s BaseSpace cloud, where they can easily be reviewed and included in Elsevier’s open access journal, Genomics Data. The BaseSpace app serves as a gateway, opening data stored in the cloud to the publishing environment for expert peer review and wide dissemination in the form of a professional publication.

“In genomic studies we often generate large data sets of tremendous value. Without a means to publish these data sets and get credit for them, they easily get lost,” said John Quackenbush, Co-Editor-in-Chief of Genomics Data. “By working together with Illumina to develop a reviewing pipeline from BaseSpace to Genomics Data, we've created a simple way for researchers to make genomic data accessible to publication in a journal.”

Through BaseSpace, authors and reviewers will also have additional access to analytical tools, further enhancing Genomics Data’s peer review process. This enhanced review option can give an article attached to the data set added credibility because reviewers are in the position to reproduce the analysis that the authors did.

"Uploading genomic data to BaseSpace has reached critical mass. The innovative development of the Genomics Data App demonstrates how Elsevier is able to create new and unique opportunities for researcher collaboration," said Alex Dickinson, Senior Vice President, Cloud Genomics at Illumina.

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About Genomics Data
Genomics Datais an open access journal and publishes high quality and standardized reports summarizing results of microarray or sequencing studies in all types of organisms. The genomic and functional genomic data/results are intended to serve as points of record that are enriched with data generation strategies and methods, data QC metrics, data analysis process and algorithms, biological interpretation and conclusions. All articles will be peer-reviewed and verified by the editorial team. For more information please visit www.journals.elsevier.com/genomics-data/.

Open Access Publishing at Elsevier
Elsevier has been providing open access publishing options since 2005. Today, researchers can choose to publish in over 1,500 hybrid journals as well as more than 39 full open access journals and these numbers will continue to grow rapidly. All of Elsevier’s open access publications have been peer reviewed, ensuring that the broader community not only reads the latest research but that it is factual, original and of the highest quality and ethical standards. For more information about Elsevier’s open access program, visit www.elsevier.com/openaccess.

About Elsevier

Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions — among them ScienceDirect, Scopus, Elsevier Research Intelligence, and ClinicalKey — and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including The Lancet and Cell, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works.

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