[ANNOUNCE] Nature RSS Newsfeeds

Nature Publishing Group (NPG) is pleased to announce the launch of its
newest collection of RSS newsfeeds that delivers tables of content for its
journals and other timely information to scientists' desktops. All
Nature-branded journals in the life sciences now have associated RSS
newsfeeds with rich metadata, while other Nature-branded and NPG titles are
slated soon to follow. Those titles currently providing RSS newsfeeds are:

 * Nature

  o Nature: Table of Contents;
  o Nature: Advance Online Publication;
  o Nature: Japanese Highlights; http://www.natureasia.com/japan/rss.rdf

 * Nature Research Journals
  o Nature Biotechnology; http://www.nature.com/nbt/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Cell Biology; http://www.nature.com/ncb/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Genetics; http://www.nature.com/ng/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Immunology; http://www.nature.com/ni/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Medicine; http://www.nature.com/nm/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Neuroscience; http://www.nature.com/neuro/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Structural & Molecular Biology;
 * Nature Reviews Journals
  o Nature Reviews: Cancer; http://www.nature.com/nrc/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Reviews: Drug Discovery;
  o Nature Reviews: Genetics; http://www.nature.com/nrg/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Reviews: Immunology; http://www.nature.com/nri/current_issue/rss
  o Nature Reviews: Microbiology;
  o Nature Reviews: Molecular Cell Biology;
  o Nature Reviews: Neuroscience;

 * NPG Journals

  o British Dental Journal; http://www.nature.com/bdj/rss.rdf

More RSS newsfeeds available from NPG include those for Nature Jobs and for
Nature's recently released news service News@Nature.com and other news

 * Nature Jobs

  o Naturejobs: Biological Sciences
  o Naturejobs: Physical Sciences
  o Naturejobs: General Jobs;
  o Naturejobs: Editorial Content; http://www.nature.com/naturejobs/rss.rdf 
 * News@Nature and Other NPG News Services

  o News@Nature.com; http://www.nature.com/news/rss.rdf 
  o Nature Materials Update; http://www.nature.com/materials/rss.rdf 
  o Nature Signaling Update; http://www.signaling-gateway.org/update/rss.rdf

  o Nature Web Focus: Access to the literature: the debate continues;

See <http://www.nature.com/rss> for a complete listing of newsfeeds for
current issues, as well as a brief introduction to the advantages of using
RSS. Additionally the listing of newsfeeds is accessible as an OPML file to
facilitate the ready import of NPG newsfeeds into RSS newsreaders. A master
RSS newsfeed of all NPG newsfeeds is also available for alerting subscribers
to new NPG newsfeeds.

These newsfeeds are all based on the RSS 1.0 format which builds on the W3C
Resource Description Framework and allows rich metadata to be included at
both the channel and item level. Metadata terms are taken from the
IDEAlliance-sponsored PRISM (Publisher Requirements for Industry Standard
Metadata, see <http://www.prismstandard.org/>) basic term set, as well as
the simpler and more familiar Dublin Core term set, which itself is
incorporated under the PRISM standard. Because of its descriptive power NPG
hopes to establish the use of PRISM metadata as a best practice for RSS
syndication within the scholarly publishing community. To this end NPG have
defined and published an RSS 1.0 module 'mod_prism' (see
<http://nurture.nature.com/rss/modules/mod_prism.html>) which allows each of
the terms in the basic PRISM vocabulary to be included within an RSS
newsfeed. We have also developed a jobs metadata term set (including such
terms as 'offeredBy', 'city', 'country', 'postedOn, 'expiresOn', etc) and
make use of these terms in the jobs newsfeeds. We would like to work with
other partners to define a new RSS module aimed at providing a fuller
description of jobs information. Linking to the article full text is
effected using industry-standard mechanisms for persistent linking: DOI and

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Tony Hammond

New Technology, Nature Publishing Group
4 Crinan Street, London N1 9XW, UK 


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