Preparing Molecular Interaction Data for Publication

  • Sandra Orchard
  • Henning Hermjakob
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 694)


It is now becoming more usual for journals to request the submission of the data accompanying an article to an appropriate public repository. Such users may access the data in a format appropriate for display and reanalysis. It is commonly accepted that molecular interaction databases will hold all the large-scale interaction datasets and enrich this with lower throughput data. Previously this small-scale interaction data has been archively curated from the literature but, increasingly, deposition of such information is also being seen as an integral part of the publication process. This chapter acts as a brief guide to preparing both large- and small-scale data for publication and gives a range of different submission options.

Key words

Human proteome organisation Proteomics standards initiative International molecular exchange consortium Data standardization 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Orchard
    • 1
  • Henning Hermjakob
    • 1
  1. 1.EMBL OutstationEuropean Bioinformatics Institute (EBI)CambridgeUK

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