Recent developments at BioMed Central
This journal focuses on all aspects of swine health and management, aimed at veterinarians and industry professionals working with pigs. It’s the official journal of the European Association for Porcine Health Management (EAPHM) and European College for Porcine Health Management (ECPHM).
The two societies cover APCs on behalf of their members, and for some commissioned content. The Editors-in-Chief are Guy-Pierre Martineau (based at the French National Veterinary School in Toulouse) and Maurice Pensaert (Ghent University, Belgium).
Scroll through the articles to catch up on research into food allergies, drug allergies and insect sting allergies.
This is a journal with a rich and distinguished history. Originating in 1983 as the Journal of Diarrhoeal Diseases Research, it was re-launched in 2000 by icddr,b, a world‐class public health research organization, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition publishes articles across the broad areas of health and nutrition, with a special focus on research of relevance to developing countries. Topic areas include global health, maternal and child health, nutrition, common illnesses and determinants of population health.
The official journal of the Japanese Environmental Mutagen Society is led by Editor-in-Chief Takashi Yagi and it aims to accelerate communications among global scientists working in the field of genes and environment.
The journal publishes articles across a broad range of topics including environmental mutagenesis and carcinogenesis; environmental genomics and epigenetics; molecular epidemiology, genetic toxicology and regulatory sciences. Visit the website to find out more.
Burns & Trauma is now open for submissions.
This transfer journal publishes the latest developments in basic, clinical and translational research in burns and traumatic injuries.
It is led by Editor-in-Chief Prof. Jun Wu from the Institute of Burns Research, Southwest Hospital, the Third Military Medical University, which is the leading institute in this field in China. Prof. Jun Wu is supported by an expert Editorial Board.
A note to all researchers, the hospital covers the publication costs. So, do you have an article you wish to submit?
The journal is dedicated to the advancement of research and understanding in fetal, pediatric and adult congenital heart disease. It is led by Editor-in-Chief Graham Stuart (Bristol Royal Hospital, UK) and is supported by an expert Editorial Board which will continue to expand.
Click here if you're doing research in genetics, epidemiology, electrophysiology and interventions and wish to submit your article.
Browse through the first papers published covering basic, clinical, and translational cancer research.
The expert Editorial Board is led by Editor-in-Chief Prof. Yi-Xin Zeng from Peking Union Medical College, and the journal is sponsored by Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center. So authors do not need to pay an article-processing charge.
It welcomes all submissions concerning clinical trials, epidemiology, molecular and cellular biology and genetics in all aspects of cancer research.
It is the official English journal of the Japanese Society of Pharmaceutical Health Care and Sciences, publishing research in all aspects of pharmaceutical health care and sciences, including clinical pharmacy and clinical and experimental pharmacotherapy.
"The aim of the journal is to offer an open access forum for the publication of scientifically rigorous articles focusing on all fields of pharmaceutical health care and sciences," explains Editor-in-Chief, Professor Toshiya Katsura in his editorial. Click the link to find out more and read the review on pharmacist-managed clinics.
This is the first journal to encompass all aspects of disaster and military medicine as well as pre-hospital, trauma and emergency care. The Editor in Chief, Dr. Eyal Zimlichman of Chaim Sheba Medical Center in Israel, is an expert in health care quality, patient safety and health information technology. In his blog 'Building the bridge', Dr. Zimlichman's discusses the necessity for such a journal.
In 2015, the journal is planning two thematic issues, one focused on Disaster Response in Japan and another on Primary Care in Combat Zones.
'The voice of nutrition within the BMC-series', the journal considers articles on all aspects of nutritional sciences, including global interventions, clinical nutrition, and dietary supplementation for improvement in health and performance. It welcomes papers on developments in nutritional research tools and novel technologies.
This is the official publication of the Brazilian Retina and Vitreous Society. The journal focuses on the ophthalmic subspecialty of vitreoretinal disorders and aims to provide a stimulating forum for discussion of clinical, scientific, and socioeconomic issues of greatest concern to clinicians who care for patients with retinal diseases.
Led by the editors, Jay Duker, Director of the New England Eye Center, and Eduardo Rodrigues, professor at Federal University of São Paulo, it aims to be the leading international journal in the field of retina research.
Visit the journal website for more information.
An innovative, health and social care journal that focuses on the patient.
Led by two Editors-in-Chief: Sophie Staniszewska, PPI lead at RCN Research Institute, University of Warwick, UK, and Richard Stephens, a patient advocate in research, who has overcome a number of health challenges. This collaboration between a patient and an academic signals "our intention to work towards the co-production of knowledge that informs health care practice."
The journal will have a novel structure, co-produced by all key stakeholders, including patients, academics, policy makers and service users. All articles within the journal will be reviewed by both academics and patients, with both reports carrying equal weight in the editorial decision.
"We want to walk the walk as well as talk the talk, and we look forward to you joining us as fellow travellers on our journey, and as fellow contributors in this new journal.”
An interdisciplinary journal dedicated to publishing exceptional research on ecological and evolutionary responses to climate change. The journal is especially interested in publishing ground-breaking work linking responses to environmental change across levels of biological organization, from individuals to ecosystems, and with an emphasis on species interactions.
Read the interview with co-Editor-in-Chief, Frank Seebacher, to discover the aims and scope of Climate Change Responses and about Frank's own background as a research scientist. Find out more about the importance of studying the ecological impacts of climate change with co-Editor-in-Chief Eric Post interview with Biome.
This is the first open access journal that publishes leading research and perspectives in the growing field of compassionate health care. Read the Q+A with the Editors-in-Chief, Sue Shea and Christos Lionis, to find out more about the field and what they hope to achieve with the journal.
Click on the following links to dip into the first two research articles published and a case study by Robin Youngson, an international leader in compassionate healthcare.
Edited by Dr Steven Frucht, JCMD focuses on scientific investigations into the diagnosis, evaluation and management of patients with involuntary movement disorders. The journal reviews, illustrates and emphasizes clinical phenomenology as an indispensable tool for the diagnosis and application of translational medicine to movement disorders. It also covers topics including Parkinson's disease, tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, Huntington's disease, tics, and pediatric movement disorders.
The journal encompasses global trends in healthcare affecting quality and safety. This includes patient safety, training and simulation, health economics, quality and process management, as well as critical incidents including the legal or regulatory aspects.
For those wishing to submit a manuscript, click on the link for the instructions for authors and information about the journal's policies.
We are delighted to announce that Eye and Vision has now fully launched with BioMed Central and published its first articles.
Eye and Vision, supported by Wenzhou Medical University, is an interdisciplinary journal which covers both ophthalmology and optometry. It aims to keep the ophthalmologists and visual science specialists up-to-date with the latest development in theoretical, experimental and clinical investigations in eye and vision. In doing so, it will promote the exchange of innovative ideas and advanced information worldwide.
For more information please take a look at the launch editorial by Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Jia Qu.
We are pleased to announce that Fungal Biology and Biotechnology (FBB) has launched.
FBB is our first dedicated fungal journal. It publishes articles on all aspects of fungal research from basic biology to applied science. Read the launch Editorial by the two Editors-in-Chief, Alexander Idnurm and Vera Meyer, a fantastic Review from Claudio Scazzocchio and the first published research articles.
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We are pleased to announce that Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice has published its first articles with BioMed Central.
Edited by Robert L Coleman, Thomas J Herzog, and Bradley J Monk, Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice is a new journal that publishes articles on the pathophysiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of all cancers of the female reproductive system.
It is a pleasure to announce that Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines is now accepting submissions.
Tropical Diseases, Travel Medicine and Vaccines will publish basic, clinical and translational research and reviews related to the prevention and management of healthcare and diseases in international travelers. It is the first open access journal in the field of travel medicine and the first journal to focus on these three interrelated clinical specialties.
The Editor in Chief is Mark Riddle, Commander in the Medical Corps of the United States Navy and board certified in General Public Health & Preventive Medicine. Cmdr. Riddle is also an Associate Editor of BMC Gastroenterology. He is joined by a distinguished editorial board of researchers and clinicians from all continents (except Antarctica).
This journal is an excellent new addition to our infectious diseases portfolio.
We are delighted to announce that Avian Research has now fully launched and published its first articles.
Avian Research, previously entitled 'Chinese Birds', is jointly sponsored by Beijing Forestry University and the China Ornithological Society. It publishes research articles and reviews on all aspects of ornithology including research in fossil birds.
The Editor-in-Chief of Avian Research is Professor Guangmei Zheng, Beijing Normal University, China. Prof. Zheng is an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, as well as a senior member of International Ornithological Committee, vice-Chairman of World Pheasant Association and President of China Ornithological Society. Under his leadership, a well-established international editorial board has been recruited.
For more information please take a look at the launch editorial by Deputy Editor-in-Chief Prof. Yong Wang and Editor-in-Chief Prof. Guangmei Zheng.
We are pleased to announce that Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology is now accepting submissions. The journal is being published in collaboration with the University of Michigan. It aims to publish in all areas relating to diabetes and endocrine disorders and their management, with the hope to promote better care of people with these disorders.
Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology is led by Editor-in-Chief Meng Hee Tan (University of Michigan) and is supported by an expert Editorial Board. It is the latest addition to our portfolio of Endocrinology journals.
We are pleased to announce that Biomaterials Research has now fully launched with BioMed Central and has published its first articles. Supported by the Korea Research Foundation, it was founded in 1996 as the official journal of the Korean Society for Biomaterials. An electronic archive of back content can be found here.
Biomaterials Research covers the interdisciplinary fields of biomaterials research, including novel biomaterials, cutting-edge technologies of biomaterials synthesis and fabrication, and biomedical applications in clinics and industry. Topics include, but are not limited, to functional biomaterials; drug and gene delivery systems; tissue engineering; nanomedicine and bio-imaging.
Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology (NPEP) will provide a venue for researchers and clinicians interested in the applications of electrophysiological techniques for probing basic electrophysiological aberrations in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Led by Editor-in-Chief Dr Nash Boutros (University of Missouri-Kansas City), NPEP will span basic neuroscience theory, technology and methodology, as well as clinical research and practice, with a focus on moving electrophysiology laboratory findings from the bench to bedside. The journal is supported by an expert Editorial Board, and is the latest addition to our portfolio of psychiatry journals.
We are delighted to announce that Cerebellum & Ataxias has now fully launched with BioMed Central and published its first articles. It is the sister journal to The Cerebellum (published by Springer), and is devoted to cerebellar research and cerebellar disorders, including scientific reports and clinical cases of the numerous forms of ataxias.
Neurovascular Imaging will provide a venue for researchers and clinicians interested in neurovascular imaging techniques in health and disease, allowing for the comparison and juxtaposition of different imaging modalities, and research into the use of imaging techniques in the study, diagnosis and long-term clinical assessment of neurovascular disorders and their pathological mechanisms.
BioMed is pleased to announce that this new society journal is accepting submissions. It is the official publication of the European Association for Porcine Health Management (EAPHM) and European College for Porcine Health Management (ECPHM). Both societies have institutional memberships with BioMed Central and will cover all article processing charges for their members.
PHM aims to cover all aspects of swine health medicine and production. This will include research on swine health and production, including infectious and non-infectious diseases, reproduction, epidemiology, management, economics, genetics, housing, nutrition, animal welfare and ethics, legislation, food safety, drugs and surgery.
The Editors-in-Chief of PHM are Stanley Done (just retired after a long career at the Animal Health and Veterinary Laboratories Agency UK) and Guy-Pierre Martineau, an experienced veterinarian at the French National Veterinary School in Toulouse, and the journal is supported by an international editorial board of swine experts.
Zoological Letters will publish important and valuable discoveries in various fields of zoology. The journal welcomes submissions of both basic and comparative zoology of broad interest to zoologists worldwide. As a sister journal to Zoological Science, Zoological Letters covers a wide range of basic fields of zoology, from taxonomy to bioinformatics.
Led by Editor-in-Chief Shigeru Kuratani, Center for Developmental Biology, RIKEN, the journal hopes to mirror and even surpass the success of its sister journal Zoological Science.
The Journal of Animal Science and Technology publishes original research, review articles and notes in all fields of animal science. All article processing charges are covered by the journal, so authors don’t need to pay any APC.
We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Biological Research-Thessaloniki has now fully launched and has published its first articles. It is an international journal that publishes articles providing novel insights into the major fields of biology. Topics covered include molecular biology, cytology, genetics, evolutionary biology, morphology, development & differentiation, taxonomy, bioinformatics, physiology, marine biology, behaviour, ecology and conservation.
We are delighted that Military Medical Research (MMR) has now fully launched and has published its first articles. MMR is co-published with People’s Military Medical Press, a major medical publisher in China. The journal has got strong support and lots of attention in the local military medical research community.
We are delighted to announce that Pilot and Feasibility Studies is now open for submissions. The journal publishes research articles that are intended to directly influence future clinical trials, as well as protocols, commentaries and methodology articles. The journal also ensures that the results of all well-conducted, peer-reviewed, pilot and feasibility studies are published, regardless of outcome or significance of findings.
Cancer Imaging is the official journal of the International Cancer Imaging Society and publishes original articles, reviews and editorials written by expert international radiologists working in oncology. The journal encompasses CT, MR, PET, ultrasound, radionuclide and multimodal imaging in all kinds of malignant tumours, plus new developments, techniques and innovations.
BioMed Central is delighted to announce the lauch of Canine Genetics and Epidemiology. The journal will publish research and review articles on all aspects of canine genetics and epidemiology, with the support and backing of the Kennel Club, the UK’s largest organisation dedicated to the health and welfare of dogs.
BioMed Central is pleased to announce that Nuclear Receptor Signaling is now open for submissions. The journal has published reviews and commentaries with the Nuclear Receptor Signaling Atlas (NURSA) since 2004, but will now also consider primary research articles following its transfer. The goal of NURSA is to accrue, develop, and communicate information that advances our understanding of the roles of nuclear receptors in human diseases and conditions in which they play an integral role. for further information please visit the journal.
BioMed Central is proud to announce that Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease has now launched. This new title is the official journal of the Canadian Society of Nephrology, and aims to publish the highest quality publications focused on clinical, translational and health services delivery research in the field of chronic kidney disease, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. For further information please visit the journal.
We are pleased to announce that Borderline Personality Disorder and Emotion Dysregulation is now the official journal of NEA.BPD; an organisation dedicated to raising public awareness, providing education and promoting research on borderline personality disorder.
One year on and BioMed Central’s journal Infectious Diseases of Poverty, launched at the 2nd Symposium on Health Systems Research, has successfully published four thematic series and 41 articles with submissions ranging across 39 countries. These submissions include papers from countries with low and middle income economic status. For further information please visit the blog.
BioMed Central celebrates the one year anniversary of Longevity & Healthspan – a journal dedicated to bridging the gap between research on the basic biology of aging, and clinical dysfunction associated with the aging process. The journal is edited by Janet Lord, Gordon Lithgow and James Kirkland, and has an internationally renowned Editorial Board. For further information please visit the blog.
BioMed Central is pleased to announce an increased involvement with Peerage of Science, stepping up to full membership for four of our journals: Frontiers in Zoology, BMC Ecology, BMC Evolutionary Biology and BMC Biology. Peerage of Science is a new peer review initiative launched in 2011 with a mission of changing how peer review is done; the move to join this initiative is in response to feedback from our editors and the scientific community at large. For further information please visit the blog.
Whether it’s the darkness of underground waterways, the freezing chill of the arctic or the dry and dusty desert, humans have long held a fascination with environmental extremes and the creatures that inhabit these inhospitable surroundings. To find life in these most unlikely of places, without light, or warmth, or water is one of Earth’s greatest surprises. A new thematic series in EvoDevo is dedicated to these weird and wonderful creatures: ‘EvoDevo in Extreme Environments’. For further information please visit the blog.
BioMed Central is pleased to announce the launch of new journal Basic and Clinical Andrology; the continuation from the French journal Andrologie. This new open access journal will present innovative research covering all aspects of male reproductive and sexual health, with the hope to bring light to various clinical advancements and research developments across the global research community. For further information please visit the journal website.
The Creative Commons CC0 waiver will become part of the BioMed Central Copyright and License Agreement on Tuesday 3rd September. For articles submitted from this date, CC0 will apply to data in all articles published by BioMed Central or Chemistry Central journals. For further information please visit the blog.
Alzheimer’s Research & Therapy is accepting research submissions for consideration in a special series on tau-based therapeutic strategies for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. There is great interest in finding therapeutics to reverse or remove tau aggregates from the human brain. Pathological aggregation of tau protein is associated with many neurodegenerative diseases, termed ‘tauopathies’, the most common of which is Alzheimer’s disease. However, there is currently only one drug entering phase III clinical trials for treating tauopathies. For more information please visit the blog.
BMC Obesity will be the third new launch of the BMC series this year and considers articles on all aspects of human obesity across the lifecourse. These include the prevention, causes, treatment, management, and implications of obesity, incorporating lifestyle, epidemiology, policy and community/environmental interventions, related approaches for weight loss and the prevention of weight gain, management of the condition including the use of drugs and surgery, and basic science relating to the causes and effects of obesity. To read more please visit the journal.
Malaria Journal has published its 2500th article. The article by Rolling et al., comparing Artesunate and quinine for treating severe imported malaria shows how we are tackling this ancient disease today, but what did our ancestors make of the disease? At this important milestone for the journal, we look back at how human perceptions of the disease has changed over time. To read more please visit the blog.
The medical journal that started life as a one–man project from his Auckland home and has influenced pharmaceutical policy in nations around the world, transfers to publish with BioMed Central. It marks a new chapter for the journal, which was started five years ago by The University of Auckland senior lecturer Dr. Zaheer–Ud–Din–Babar, supported by an expert International Advisory Board. For more information please visit the blog.
Alzheimer's Disease International, affiliated to Alzheimer's Research & Therapy, is holding its 29th Alzheimer's Disease International Conference on 1–4 May 2014. More than 1,000 delegates from over 60 countries are expected to attend the conference in Puerto Rico. Diverse plenary presentations will address news on the latest dementia research, tackle some of the misconceptions of dementia, debate ethical issues, highlight good care practices and discuss policy action.
The newly released 2012 Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Report (JCR) demonstrates the continuing growth of the BioMed Central journal portfolio. An impressive 21 journals have received their first Impact Factor this year and 146 of our journals are listed in the JCR overall. Genome Biology leads the way as our top–ranked journal with its first double digit Impact Factor of 10.3. For more information please visit our blog.
BioMed Central has launched a new open access journal Movement Ecology, marking a significant milestone in this field of research as the first journal of its kind. The journal is associated with the new movement ecology institute The Minerva Center for Movement Ecology. For more information please visit the journal.
BioMed Central has published a new thematic series in Thrombosis Journal exploring the prescription of anticoagulants for thrombotic disorders. The recent clinical introduction of direct-action oral anticoagulants is predicted to change the landscape of these medicines, bringing great potential and simplicity to the treatment. However, they also raise new questions and challenges including the current lack of antidotes in cases of overdose and the possibility of lower adherence. This thematic series puts a spotlight on these new anticoagulants. For more information please visit the blog.
Genome Biology is publishing a special issue on plant genomics this month, guest edited by Mario Caccamo and Erich Grotewold. The special issue has been kick-started with the publication of the genome sequence of the most widely cultivated cacao cultivar, which identified a candidate gene regulating pod color that may improve chocolate quality. For more information please visit the website.
Journal for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (JITC), the official journal of the Society for ImmunoTherapy of Cancer (SITC), has published its inaugural articles. The journal encompasses all aspects of tumor immunology and cancer immunotherapy, from basic research through to clinical applications. For more information, please visit the journal's website.
Alzheimer's Research & Therapy is accepting research submissions for a special series on Peripheral Biomarkers, edited by Douglas Galasko (UCSD). Research will be published alongside contributions from John Trojanowski (Pennsylvania), Thomas Kodadek (Scripps), Ralph Martins (ECU) and Henrik Zetterberg (Gothenburg). Please visit the website to see the series so far.
BMC Medicine has published a new article collection, Current Controversies in Psychiatry marking the publication of the fifth addition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders (DSM-5) by the American Psychiatric Association. This blog summarises the series of articles published as part of this collection, which focus on some of the most controversial debates in psychiatry.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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...
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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, 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BMC Psychology is accepting submissions. Please visit the journal for more information on how to submit your manuscript.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
Open Network Biology has partnered with Dialogue for Reverse Engineering Assessments and Methods (DREAM) to publish prize-winning articles from the DREAM7 challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Human Genomics has now transferred to BioMed Central and is accepting submissions. Visit the journal for further details.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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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We will be exhibiting at Booth #1965 in Orlando, FL from 3 - 6 April.
Meet the BioMed Central team at Booth #57 in Harrogate, UK from 4 - 6 April.
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).