PST selected as AkStem's beta tester from India


The Agro-Know Data Framework (Agro-Stem) is an open and scalable system that aggregates data from various data sources and includes tools that may be used for the storage, organisation, curation, enrichment, analysis, exposure & discovery of data.

Agro-Know want to provide to agriculture, food and forestry journals with a simple and intuitive way to present their content to interested audiences, helping the process of searching and navigating through the publications. They wish to set up a dedicated micro-site that presents access to the publications of a specific journal or publisher.

Plant Science Today had applied for the micro-site.

Here is a mail received from the Agro-Stem:


Dear all,

The time has come to announce our 5 micro-sites beta testers!

Firstly, we would like to thank you all for your warm response to our new service! It has been really difficult to choose between all of you that expressed an interest to our new service, but only five institutions can be our beta testers.

In order to  select fairly our beta testers, we decided to set two main criteria: a) metadata completeness and b) the geographical distribution. Regarding the first one, we tried to select those collections that provide rich bibliographic information with high quality metadata. At the same time, we aimed at a variety of geographical coverage. Therefore, we have beta testers from different regions around the world! Europe, Asia, Latin America and North America.

But even with these criteria, it has been really difficult to have our final five selected organizations! For this reason, we decided that all of you that expressed an interest to our new service in this phase, you will be high in the list of our newest services coming in the near future.

And now, we proudly announce our five beta testers:
- The Russian Journal of Agricultural and Socio-Economic Sciences, RJOAS (Russia)
- Plant Science Today (India)
- Journal of Bioenergy and Food Science (Brazil)
- International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics (Turkey)
- OMICS International (United States)

(Soon we will contact you with further details on how to proceed)

To all of you, we send our warm wishes.. and stay tuned for the next services that are coming up!!

On Behalf of the AKstem team,

Effie Tsiflidou
Information Scientist, MSc

Effie Tsiflidou|Data Curation Manager
Tel: +30 210 6897 905
Fax: +30 210 6891 961
Address: 17 Grammou Str., Vrilissia GR15235, Greece