Tuesday, 1 May 2007

Add quotes from PostGenomic and Chemical Blogspace to journal

Update 18 July 07: Updated address of Blue Obelisk wiki

Greasemonkey is a Firefox extension that allows you to rewrite the HTML of a webpage on-the-fly. Pedro Beltrão was the first to think of adding a link to journal Table of Contents pages whenever a particular paper had been reviewed on PostGenomic.com. I extended Pedro's script to include a clickable pop up of the actual blog post as described by Egon.

I have just released a new version, described on the Blue Obelisk wiki and available from User scripts. This incorporates comments from both Postgenomic and Chemical Blogspace, although you can use the menu to choose just one or the other.

Feedback is welcome. In particular, what journals would people like to see added? Currently, only the following websites are included, although others may work if you add them (please let me know if they do):
  • http://pubs*.acs.org/*
  • http://www.rsc.org/*
  • http://www*.interscience.wiley.com/*
  • http://www.nature.com/*
  • http://*.oxfordjournals.org/* (Added 01/May/07)
  • http://*.plosjournals.org/*
  • http://www.pnas.org/*
Here's the obligatory screenshot showing a recent issue of Nature containing quotes from both Chemical Blogspace and Postgenomic:


Egon Willighagen said...

Noel, I hope to set up a similar feature for molecules shortly...

baoilleach said...

Might be worthwhile setting up a googlecode project for BO scripts - revisioning by hand is a pain.

Egon Willighagen said...

Just a ping... Can you update the script on:


to add the J. Cheminf. webpage? See: