BioLit: Open-access articles in a semantic database
I just published my first paper in PhD and publishing in an open-access journal was a real priority for us so I’m glad I just found the BioLit Project which is a semantic database of over 140,000 open-access articles.
The establishment of open access literature makes it possible for knowledge to be extracted from scholarly articles and included in other resources. BioLit aims to extract database identifiers and rich meta-data from open access articles in the life sciences and integrate that information with existing biological databases. We have begun prototyping this effort using a clone of the RCSB Protein Data Bank, a database of macromolecular structures.