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Hi, I am Pablo Fernicola, and in this blog I will cover different aspects of my work related to scientific and scholarly communication, publishing, and knowledge dissemination

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  • Blog Post: Release Candidate for Article Authoring Add-in Now Available for Download

    We are happy to announce that this morning we posted the Release Candidate build of the Article Authoring Add-in. Over the past couple of months, the community has provided very useful feedback based on the Beta 1 release. We feel that we have refined the overall experience and addressed the key elements...
  • Blog Post: Beta of Microsoft’s Article Authoring Add-in Now Available Broadly for Download

    Enabling Journals to Better Connect with Scientific Authors in a Digital World REDMOND, Wash. — May 30, 2008 — At the annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing in Boston, Microsoft announced the wide availability of the Beta 1 release of the Article Authoring Add-in for Microsoft...
  • Blog Post: The Power of Structured Content

    As we get comments and questions from you about the add-in, or have opportunities to discuss the experience and underlying technology face-to-face (as at the HighWire Publisher's Meeting last week), it is interesting how frequently the topic of structured content comes up. Looking Back and Looking...
  • Blog Post: Multi Discipline Relevance

    Geoff makes the point that he thinks the NLM dtd is relevant for disciplines outside of Biology and Medicine, such as Humanities and Social Sciences. I agree with his point and hope that with the add-in we will help authors and journals in those other disciplines, which already tend to use Word, in the...
  • Blog Post: Short Video Clip of the Add-in

    If you want to get an idea of how the add-in works, without having to download and install it, here is a video. You should skip to 4:40 to see the demo part, I give an introduction before that (subset of the information in the earlier postings). We welcome your feedback and comments. Let...
  • Blog Post: The Use of XML Formats in Repositories

    Updated to clarify that the PDF version is provided by the publishers One interesting aspect of the XML format from the National Library of Medicine is its use in PubMed Central, which is the largest archive for biomedical articles ( http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/ ). After articles are published...
  • Blog Post: Welcome to the Article Authoring Add-in

    Today we are making available a Technology Preview of the Article Authoring add-in for Word 2007, focused on the community of authors, editors, and publishers of scientific and technical articles. The goal is to simplify several activities in the publishing workflow, from authoring to publishing and...
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