Three Prize Winners Awarded in Elsevier’s Article 2.0 Contest
– “Thinking Outside the Box” Yields web 3.0, Nonlinear and Smartphone
Elsevier, a leading global healthcare and scientific publisher, has
announced the winners in the Elsevier Article 2.0 Contest (
http://www.article20.elsevier.com), a competition challenging individuals to
develop creative and useful solutions for rendering journal articles on the
web. The contest attracted interest from contestants across the globe with
submissions including web, mobile and desktop applications. The panel of
seven distinguished judges, drawn from academia, publishing, policymaking and
media, considered how each application improved on the existing online
presentation of research articles. Special attention was paid to contestants’
ability to ‘think outside of the box’ as well as ease of use and the overall
quality of the application.
demonstrated how Web 1.0, Web 2.0 and Web 3.0/Semantic Web approaches can be
combined to add value to article content. His application enhances content
navigation, facilitating commentary on specific paragraphs, and assertions
about the article and its contents.
application enables reading Elsevier articles on an Android Smartphone.
the premise that research articles are inherently non-linear and that
researchers view articles in a random fashion, depending on their interests.
“It is exciting to see the article beginning to emerge as a real digital
artefact, using XML to create more than just an enhancement of the print
version, and addressing the problems of different digital distribution
channels like mobile for the first time,” remarked
Research Fellow, Outsell Inc., and one of the seven Article 2.0 Contest
Judges, ” But these are just the first steps in what will ultimately be a
complete redesign of scholarly communication in the networks.”
The panel of Article 2.0 judges also included:
the Scholars Portal Project;
Abstracting and Information Services;
Management, ScienceDirect, Elsevier.
“The Article 2.0 Contest has been another opportunity for Elsevier to
collaborate with researchers and developers by providing the building blocks
to achieve innovative outcomes”, said
Technologies, based in
This initiative reflects Elsevier’s goal of getting closer to customers
and delivering innovative online tools to increase productivity. Another key
innovation contest, The Elsevier Grand Challenge: Knowledge Enhancement in
the Life Sciences (http://www.elseviergrandchallenge.com) will be announcing
its Grand prize winners from among four finalists at the Experimental Biology
Meeting (http://www.eb2009.org) on
of enhancing deep value in scientific content. Over the course of the past
year, the Grand Challenge has invited members of the scientific community to
describe and prototype tools to improve the interpretation and identification
of meaning in online journals and text databases relating to the life
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