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Elsevier Introduces Protein Viewer—A New Interactive Feature

STM publisher Elsevier has introduced Protein Viewer, a new interactive feature on SciVerse ScienceDirect for the Journal of Molecular Biology. With Protein Viewer, readers of JMB now can expand and rotate molecules within the actual article. SciVerse ScienceDirect merges features of the World Protein Database and Jmol, and embeds them into the article, making its use more convenient and user-friendly.

“Protein Viewer will allow all readers to readily visualize and manipulate molecular structures from within the article without the need for specialized stand-alone graphics software,” said Peter Wright, editor-in-chief of JMB. “Authors, too, will benefit from having this feature front and center in their articles.”

This interactive feature allows the reader to be more active in the article, by allowing them to go more in-depth and be more focused on their area of specific research. Protein Viewer allows the reader to choose the display scheme, size, angle, colors, surface view, and more. Each individual reader might be looking for a specific portion and presentation of the molecule. Now, this individualization is at the fingertips of the reader.

Protein Viewer is one of many innovative features from Elsevier and SciVerse ScienceDirect, all designed to make the readers’ experience to be the most customized, useful, and relevant. Protein Viewer will be available for more Elsevier journals, such as BBA Proteins and Proteomics and the Journal of Structural Biology. More online innovations are planned for both JMB and other Elsevier journals.

Visit these links to explore this new feature:

External link doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2010.05.054

External link doi:10.1016/j.jmb.2010.06.019

Source: Elsevier



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