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I will participate in the Elsevier Article 2.0 Contest

Martin Fenner
June 30, 2008 1 min read

We have been talking a lot about Web 2.0 approaches for scientific papers. Now Elsevier announced an Article 2.0 Contest (https://web.archive.org/web/20120611092506/http://article20.elsevier.com/contest/home.htm?):

Demonstrate your best ideas for how scientific research articles should be presented on the web and compete to win great prizes!

The contest runs from September 1st until December 31st. Elsevier will provide 7.500 full text articles in XML format (through a REST (https://web.archive.org/web/20120611092506/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Representational_State_Transfer?) API). The contestants that creates the best article presentation (creativity, value-add, ease of use and quality) will win prizes.

This is a very interesting contest, and I plan to participate. I do know enough about programming web pages that I can create something useful in four months. My development platform of choice is Ruby on Rails (https://web.archive.org/web/20120611092506/http://www.rubyonrails.org/?) and Rails has great REST support. I will use the next two months before the contest starts to think about the features I want to implement.

I'm sure that other people are also considering to participate in this contest or would like to make suggestions for features. Please contact me by commenting or via Email or FriendFeed (https://web.archive.org/web/20120611092506/http://friendfeed.com/mfenner?). A great opportunity to not only talk about Science 2.0, but actually do something about it.

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