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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Elsevier announces the 'Article of the Future' project

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STM publisher Elsevier, Netherlands, has announced the ‘Article of the Future’ project, an ongoing collaboration with the scientific community to redefine how a scientific article is presented online. The project takes full advantage of online capabilities, allowing readers individualised entry points and routes through content, while exploiting the latest advances in visualisation techniques.

The Article of the Future is set to launch its first prototypes this week, revealing a new approach to presenting scientific research online. The key feature of the prototypes is a hierarchical presentation of text and figures so that readers can elect to drill down through the layers based on their current task in the scientific workflow and their level of expertise and interest. This organisational structure is a significant departure from the linear-based organisation of a traditional print-based article in incorporating the core text and supplemental material within a single unified structure.