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1. What is GigaScience?


GigaScience aims to revolutionize data dissemination, organization, understanding, and use. An online open-access open-data journal, we publish 'big-data' studies from the entire spectrum of life and biomedical sciences. To achieve our goals, the journal has a novel publication format: one that links standard manuscript publication with an extensive database that hosts all associated data and provides data analysis tools and cloud-computing resources.

Our scope covers not just 'omic' type data and the fields of high-throughput biology currently serviced by large public repositories, but also the growing range of more difficult-to-access data, such as imaging, neuroscience, ecology, cohort data, systems biology and other new types of large-scale sharable data.

All articles are available online, and in addition the website offers many other services:

  • Quick and advanced search facilities.
  • RSS feed, to deliver our latest articles directly to your news headline reader.
  • Email articles directly to your friends and colleagues.
  • Post a comment on an article, to add your opinion.

For details of the scope and types of article published by GigaScience see About GigaScience

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