Recent developments at BioMed Central
We are pleased to announce that Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health is now the official journal of IACAPAP; an international society dedicated to promoting the mental health and development of children and adolescents through policy, practice and research.
President Obama signed an Executive Order directing his administration to take historic steps to make government-held data more accessible to the public and to entrepreneurs and others as fuel for innovation and economic growth. More...
BioMed Central are proud to announce the launch of Acta Neuropathologica Communications (ANC). ANC will publish work on pathology and mechanisms of neurological disease using structural, molecular and cellular techniques. For more information please visit the journal website.
BioMed Central's Biology and Medical Editors have launched its new editorial policies. They provide authors, editors and peer reviewers with a transparent and comprehensive resource containing information on core editorial policies applying to all journals published by BioMed Central. Please contact us if there are other issues that you would like to see discussed.
Cognitive aging in the brain affects all of us, and is the focus of a new thematic series launched in Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy. In the launch of a thematic series on ‘Cognitive Enhancers for Aging and Alzheimer’s disease’, guest edited by Dr Howard Fillit (ADDF, USA), new approaches to drug discovery and development for therapeutics to treat cognitive aging are presented. For more information please visit the blog.
Open access publisher BioMed Central is proud to reveal the winner of the 7th Annual Research Awards. Geoffrey S Diemer and Kenneth M Stedman, from Portland State University, won the award for their article A novel virus genome discovered in an extreme environment suggests recombination between unrelated groups of RNA and DNA viruses, which was published in Biology Direct. More...
BioMed Central welcomes antibodies-online.com , as the overall BioMed Central Research Award Sponsor for the 7th Annual Research Awards. This prestigious award celebrates the very best in open access research across all disciplines published in BioMed Central’s 250 journals for 2012. For more information please visit the blog.
Animal Biotelemetry, a new open access journal published by BioMed Central has now launched. This new journal aims to support the telemetry community by providing a single home for this research and disseminating findings widely across all users of tagging telemetric technology. For more information please visit the blog or journal website.
BioMed Central is proud to announce the launch of BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation; another addition to the BMC-series portfolio. The journal’s scope includes all aspects of sports medicine and the exercise sciences, including rehabilitation, traumatology, cardiology, physiology, and nutrition. For more information please visit the journal website.
The Research Councils UK (RCUK) policy on open access comes into effect from 1 April 2013. To help institutions and researchers support open access publishing and understand what the policy means for them. BioMed Central have produced a video and FAQs that explain the policy. For more information visit the blog.
Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation will focus on topics such as epidemiology, genetics and pathophysiology of borderline personality disorder, welcoming contributions investigating emotion dysregulation. Please visit the journal website for more information.
BMC Medicine has launched the Medicine for Global Health article collection, with guest editors Gretchen Birbeck and Raymond Hutubessy. This collection aims to explore public health initiatives, health care policies, health economics, and research into the control and treatment of communicable and non-communicable diseases that have implications for global health. For more information please visit the blog.
Marking the growth of BioMed Central’s portfolio of open access journals to 250, in the auspicious Year of the Snake, the Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins including Tropical Diseases (JVATiTD), the official academic journal of The Center for the Study of Venoms and Venomous Animals (CEVAP) of São Paulo State University (UNESP), based in Brazil, has moved to BioMed Central. Read more.
BioMed Central is pleased to announce the launch of BMC Psychology, the newest addition to the BMC-series portfolio. This marks a significant milestone for the BMC-series family of open access journals, as it is the first new journal since 2008. Read more.
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy is accepting research submissions until 31st March for a special series on traumatic brain injury, guest edited by Prof Robert Stern. Authors that submit research to this special series will be entitled to a 50% article-processing charge discount. To find out more please visit the blog.
We are pleased to announce the launch of the China Gateway. As BioMed Central’s first bilingual Gateway, the China Gateway aims at providing great assistance to researchers based in China and offering up-to-date information to authors, editors, societies and institutions in China. Please visit the Gateway for more information.
BioMed Central welcomes a significant step forward for open access to publicly funded research in the United States, which came in the form of the bipartisan Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR) that was introduced in Congress on February 14 2013. For information please visit the blog.For more information please visit the blog.
We are pleased to announce that Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation is now accepting submissions with BioMed Central. The journal will focus on topics such as epidemiology, genetics, pathophysiology and treatment of borderline personality disorder, and welcomes contributions investigating the broad field of emotion regulation and dysregulation. For more information about the journal, please visit the website.
All at BioMed Central are shocked and saddened by the news that Kuan-Teh Jeang, M.D., Ph.D. passed away suddenly on the evening of the 27th January 2013. Our condolences go out to his family, friends and colleagues at this difficult time. More...
Microbial Cell Factories invites submissions to a new thematic series on Systems biotechnology and metabolic engineering. Guest Edited by Sang Yup Lee, the series will highlight systems approaches to up–stream microbial engineering, in order to complement systems engineering of mid–to down–stream chemical processes.
The first articles in a new series, Brain Barriers and their Microenvironment: Emerging Models and Techniques, have recently been published in Fluids and Barriers of the CNS. The series offers in–depth overviews of currently available state–of–the–art experimental procedures and approaches to study brain barriers in context and in concert with their micro– and macro–environment created by both the CNS and the periphery.
Open access publisher BioMed Central is proud to announce the launch of the Journal of Eating Disorders. This journal launch marks a significant development in this area of research; as it is the first open access journal of its kind. Visit the journal for more information.
Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy is accepting research submissions until 28th February for a special series on cognitive enhancers for ageing and Alzheimer’s disease. Authors that submit research will be entitled to a 50% article-processing charge discount. To enquire about the suitability of a study, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information please visit the blog.
BioMed Central is pleased to announce that the leading reference manager tool, Papers, has joined the Springer portfolio of products that aim to improve your research workflow. To learn more about Papers’ features take your 30 day FREE trial now.
BioMed Central’s latest innovation, Cases Database has now launched. This is a freely-accessible, continuously updated database of thousands of peer-reviewed medical case reports that will bring together content from publishers including BioMed Central, Springer and BMJ Group, and includes both open access and non-OA journals. To find out more please read the blog.
Next year Genome Medicine will launch a new thematic series focusing on Microbes in health and disease. Please submit manuscripts for consideration using our online system or for more information please email email@example.com.
BioMed Central is pleased to announce that we now publish manuscripts in ePUB format. This device-neutral format allows readers to view articles on any eReader. Our first ePUB files are now available in the Journal of Neuroinflammation. For more information please visit our blog.
BioMed Central, the open access publisher, is pleased to announce the World Allergy Organization Journal (WAO Journal), the official journal of the World Allergy Organization (WAO), is moving to BioMed Central's open access publishing platform to join our growing open access allergy portfolio. For more information please read our blog.
Genome Medicine talks to leading scientists Tim Veenstra, David Wishart and Jeremy Nicholson about the promise of metabolomics for biomarkers, the Human Metabolome Project and the intelligent knife for surgery. To read more and listen to the podcast, please visit the blog.
Journal of Biomedical Semantics and BMC Bioinformatics are currently accepting submissions to an exciting new article series entitled 'Annotation, Interpretation and Management of Mutations'. Please see the call for papers for more details and how to submit.
BioMed Central’s open access journal GigaScience, BMC Genetics, BMC Biology, BMC Genomics, BMC Medical Genomics, BMC Cell Biology are proud to be part of a wider series of papers, including the pig genome sequence paper in Nature. To find out more on the collection please visit the blog.
Extreme Physiology & Medicine has launched a collection of personal reviews and reflections by eminent academics of their life’s work, influences and career highlights to date. Published so far are memoirs from Jim Milledge, Mike Sawka and John West.
BioMed Central journal websites have been updated so that users on mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablet computers, have an enhanced experience when viewing full text articles, making better use of small screen sizes and touch–screen functionality. To read more please visit our blog.
The journal's scope is broad, reflecting the wide application of scientific advances to every branch of headache and related pain management. Within a multidisciplinary perspective, the Journal covers headache and related pain syndromes in the following fields: genetics, neurology, internal medicine, clinical pharmacology, child neuropediatrics, anesthesiology, rheumatology, otology, dentistry, neurotraumatology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, pain management, and addiction. For more information visit the journal.
Vascular Cell has launched a thematic series on Macrophages and Angiogenesis. In an introductory editorial, series Editor Jan Kitajewski invites researchers to submit their work to this collection. For more information visit the blog.
Less than one week to go until the 3rd annual Open Access Africa conference hosted by BioMed Central. It will be held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa from 4 – 5 November 2012. This conference is free to attend. There are still a few places left, so register your interest today.
BioMed Central, in partnership with the National Institute of Parasitic Diseases, China CDC (NIPD), has launched a new journal, Infectious Diseases of Poverty. There will be a launch ceremony in Beijing on 2 November, at the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research. To read more please visit our blog.
BioMed Central congratulates its authors John B. Gurdon of the University of Cambridge, England, and Shinya Yamanaka of Kyoto University, Japan, who were awarded the 2012 Nobel Prize in Medicine. To read more please visit the blog.
Less than three weeks to go until the 3rd annual Open Access Africa conference hosted by BioMed Central. It will be held at the University of Cape Town, South Africa from 4 – 5 November 2012. This conference is free to attend. To register your interest today, please visit the Open Access Africa events page.
BMC Psychology is accepting submissions. Please visit the journal for more information on how to submit your manuscript.
BioMed Central is proud to be an official publisher of The ENCODE (Encyclopedia of DNA Elements) Consortium, an international collaboration of research groups that has comprehensively annotated functional elements in the human genome. Please visit our blog to read more.
The preliminary program has been announced for BioMed Central’s OAA 12 conference, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, from 4-5 November 2012. And outlines the key-focuses during the conference, including an ‘open access overview’, ‘capacity building’ and ‘open access advocacy’. Read our blog post for further information, and register your interest to attend the conference here.
BioMed Central has put together proposals to evolve the copyright and licensing structure in open access journals to make published data truly open according to the Panton Principles and seeks comment from the scientific community, so please visit the blog to read more and have your say.
Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound, a new BioMed Central journal edited by Arik Hananel and Robert Muratore, is now accepting submissions.To find out more please visit the journal.
Source Code for Biology and Medicine (SCFBM) recently attended the Ninth International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIBB) in Houston, Texas. In light of this, SCFBM is seeking manuscripts with an emphasis on Biostatistics. Submit your manuscript here or contact the Editors-in-Chief.
The Editors of International Journal for Equity in Health are now accepting submissions on Multimorbidity and Equity in Health for inclusion in a special series on the topic. For more information visit the journal or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
July saw us sign up our tenth Foundation Member, the National Institute of Oncology in Rabat, Morocco. Foundation Membership is an initiative from BioMed Central that enables institutions in developing countries to demonstrate their commitment and support for open access publishing, visit our blog for more information.
Farris Timimi comments on how social media can bridge the gap between patients and physicians in an upcoming BMC Medicine article. Discussions will continue in a 1 hour Tweet Chat moderated from @BMCMedicine on 6th August at 1pm GMT. To read more visit our blog.
Neuroglia, edited by Professor Thameem Dheen, welcomes innovative research on the origin, morphology and functioning of all glial cells, using both basic and cutting edge techniques. Visit the journal’s website for more information.
BioMed Central has launched a new online reprint ordering service for users who wish to order multiple (25-500) copies of an article. The service is provided by EzReprint. visit our blog for further information.
Stem cell biology, regenerative biology and regenerative medicine are being served by a new open access journal from BioMed Central, called Cell Regeneration. Please visit the journal to see more.
Open Network Biology has partnered with Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods (DREAM) to publish prize-winning articles from the DREAM7 challenges.
Animal Biotelemetry is an open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes the results of studies utilizing telemetric techniques to understand physiological, behavioural, and ecological mechanisms in both terrestrial and marine species. For more information on Animal Biotelemetry, please visit the journal website.
The 2011 edition of Thomson Reuters' Journal Citation Reports were released on June 28th 2012. Altogether, 122 BioMed Central journals now have official Impact Factors, including 19 journals receiving their first Impact Factor this year. To read our impact factor highlights for 2011, please go to our blog.
BioMed Central will be holding the third annual Open Access Africa conference at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, on 4th – 5th November 2012.
There is only one month left until the Early-bird and Abstract deadline on 19 July for Genome Medicine and Genome Biology's Beyond the Genome conference. Visit the conference website for further information.
Human Genomics has now transferred to BioMed Central and is accepting submissions. Visit the journal for further details.
Multidisciplinary Respiratory Medicine has published its first open access articles with BioMed Central. The journal launched in 2006 as the official scientific journal of the Interdisciplinary Association for Research in Lung Diseases.
BMC are launching a cross journal collection of publications showing how basic research on metabolism can promote understanding and inform clinical management, and examining the evidence for different contributing factors.
In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week (21st-27th May) BMC Medicine wants to highlight mood disorders such as unipolar and bipolar depression. To find out more please visit our blog.
The program has been announced for the 2nd biennial Challenges in Malaria Research conference, which takes place in Basel, Switzerland from 10th-12th October 2012. Visit the conference website for further information.
The Metabolism, Diet and Disease 2012 conference, hosted by BioMed Central in association with its journals BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, which takes place in Washington DC, USA from 29-31 May 2012.
The winners for our 6th Annual Research Awards have been announced. All our winners were awarded for excellence in scientific research or for their individual contribution to open access research. Congratulations to all.
Cila, that launched last week, is a new open access peer-reviewed journal that focuses on publishing high quality basic and translational research on the biology of cila and diseases associated with ciliary dysfunction.
BMC Ophthalmology will be attending this year's The Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress in Liverpool from the 15th-17th May 2012. Over the duration of three days the UK’s largest ophthalmology conference and will include various poster sessions and workshops plus a wide array of talks from world renowned experts in their fields.
BMC journals Health Research Policy and Systems, International Journal of Mental Health Systems and Population Health Metrics have recently been accepted by Thomson Reuters for impact factor tracking and are all due to receive their first impact factors in June 2013.
To view full details on indexing of all BioMed Central journals are available here.
Editor-in-Chief, Professor Akira Yasukouchi, Kyushu University, Japan Journal of Physiological Anthropology (JPA) has now transferred to BioMed Central's portfolio of open access journals. JPA is an official journal of the Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology and publishes research on the physiological functions of modern mankind, with an emphasis on the bio-cultural effects on human adaptability to current environment.
The nomination deadline for BioMed Central's 6th Annual Research Awards has been extended to Friday 27th January 2012. These awards celebrate some of the most groundbreaking open access research that was published in BioMed Central's 220+ journals last year.
Open Access Week, now entering its fifth year, is a global event which promotes the benefits of open access publishing. This year, BioMed Central will be celebrating the week with a strong 'global' focus spanning an impressive four continents.
This special issue is guest edited by Dr. Jay Shendure and features a collection of commissioned, topical reviews and opinions, written by leaders in the field themed around exome sequencing. Genome Biology’s first podcast coincides with the special issue and features talks with Jim Lupski, Jay Shendure, Elaine Mardis and Joris Veltman about the challenges of identifying disease genes using exome sequencing and whole genome sequencing.
Open Access Africa 2011 will be held at Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science And Technology (KNUST) from 25-26 October during Open Access Week to discuss open access in an African context.
Come meet the BioMed Central team at Plant Biology, Minneapolis, Minnesota at Booth #401 from 6 – 9 August.
Diagnostic Pathology, in an exciting new development, is the first of BioMed Central’s journals to provide virtual glass slides as an valuable addition for readers to its articles. Authors can choose to include virtual versions of their glass slides in their articles for free and these will be linked to the main article. For an example of a virtual slide please see here and for more information please see here.
BioMed Central is creating an Open Access and the Developing World Blog Special ahead of the release of the first issue of the Open Access and the Developing World newsletter. Sign up to receive the latest open access news.
BMC Proceedings has recently published perceptions and views on public health proceedings at the Fifteenth Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union.
Come and meet the BioMed Central team at ALA in New Orleans, LA from 24 – 27 Jun and Booths #853 and #855.
BioMed Central has launched Clinical Proteomics, with Dr Daniel Chan as Editor-in-Chief. Clinical Proteomics covers a wide range of topics within the clinical proteomics field.
The second Open Access Africa conference, in association with our partner charity Computer Aid International, will be held at Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), Tanzania 25-26 October during International Open Access Week.The conference is free to attend but registration is necessary.
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Come meet the BioMed Central team at NASIG, St. Louis, MO from 2 – 5 June.
BMC Medicine is seeking submissions of original research offering novel translational and clinical insights into stem cell therapies, to be presented as part of an ongoing stem cell series.
A further five BioMed Central journals have been accepted for Impact Factor tracking by Thomson Reuters (ISI).
BioMed Central has partnered with Edanz to provide authors with English language support from expert scientists throughout the peer review process.
The winners for our 5th Annual Research Awards have been announced. All our winners were awarded for excellence in scientific research or for their individual contribution to open access research. Congratulations to all.
Arthritis Research & Therapy has published the first articles in a new review collection which aims to provide an in-depth discussion of recent developments in the pathogenesis, treatment and genetic background of four autoimmune rheumatic diseases.
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Our annual Research Awards recognize the excellence in research published across our journals in the past year. Shortlists for the Biology, Medicine and Open Data Awards have now been announced.
12 open access journals were acquired from Hindawi Publishing Corporation, including the International Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology (IJPE).
Irish Veterinary Journal's submission system has now launched with BioMed Central and is open for submissions. The journal is supported by the society Veterinary Ireland.
Register now for Wiring the Brain and SCBA's 13th International Symposium 'Bioscience for the 21st century: Emerging Frontiers and Evolving Concepts'.
Journal of Nanobiotechnology has been accepted for tracking by Thomson Reuters (ISI).
Conference registration is now open and speakers have been elected for Frontiers of Retrovirology 2011, 3-5 October in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Register now for Beyond the Genome 2011, 19-22 September in Washington DC.
Come meet the BioMed Central team in Milan, Italy at Bibliostar 2011, 3-4 Mar. We will be exhibiting at Booth #C4.
BioMed Central will be exhibiting at Booth #654 in Vienna, Austria at ECR, 3-7 Mar.
These changes reflect an expansion of the journals' scopes to address the needs of their respective audiences. Read about these exciting changes in the recent Editorials for: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies, Fluids and Barriers of the CNS and Vascular Cell.
Come meet the BioMed Central team at WONCA Asia, 21-24 Feb, Cebu City, Philippines. Find us at Booth #32.
Skeletal Muscle publishes articles investigating molecular mechanisms underlying the biology of skeletal muscle. The emphasis is on understanding adult skeletal muscle, its maintenance, and its interactions with non-muscle cell types and regulatory modulators. EiCs: Kevin Campbell (U. Iowa); David Glass (Novartis) and Michael Rudnicki (U. Ottawa).
Neural Systems & Circuits publishes exciting research on how individual neurons interact at the network level to perform interesting computations. EiCs: Peter Latham (UCL) and Venki Murthy (Harvard).