05 March 2005
BioMed Central welcomes the new NIH Public Access policy
BioMed Central welcomes the announcement of the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) new public access policy. The NIH calls on all of its grantees to deposit articles resulting from their NIH-funded research in the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Central as soon as possible, and within 12 months of final publication.
Researchers who choose to publish in any of BioMed Central's Open Access journals, which cover all areas of biology and medicine, are assured that the published version of their paper will be placed in PubMed Central for them, immediately and without any need for additional work from them. Researchers are thus saved the time and effort of going through the deposition process themselves.
This significant benefit is in addition to the rapid and high quality peer review, fast publication and high visibility of BioMed Central's Open Access journals.
Please urge researchers in the life and medical sciences at your institution who are funded by the NIH to fulfil the NIH request and to submit their future manuscripts to one of the 130 Open Access journals published by BioMed Central. BioMed Central's statement is available in full on our website.
New sales contacts
There have been some departures and arrivals in the sales team at BioMed Central over the last few months, we are delighted to introduce the following new members to our team:
For full details of all our sales representatives, please visit our website.
All Irish Universities subscribe to Faculty of 1000 Biology
All of the universities in Ireland have signed a two-year subscription agreement for Faculty of 1000 Biology under the Irish Research electronic Libraries (IReL) initiative. Faculty of 1000 Biology, a revolutionary literature awareness service that systematically highlights the most interesting papers published in the biological sciences, will now be available to all staff and students at the universities.
In addition to subscribing to Faculty of 1000 Biology, IReL has subscribed to Genome Biology, the high quality journal for the post-genomic era and signed up for BioMed Central membership. The Membership agreement covers cost of publication in BioMed Central's 130+ Open Access journals for all seven universities in Ireland, whereby all staff and students at Irish universities can publish research articles without directly incurring the usual article processing charge.
For more information, please read our press release.
New Independent Journals
In the last 3 months, we have launched 4 new journals as part of our innovative ‘Independent Journals Program’.
Help your researchers to make the most of Open Access by cataloguing our journals. There are many more independent journals in development. Please sign up here for e-mail alerts to notify you of newly launched journal title, ISSN, URL and journal scope information.
LinkOut to Faculty of 1000 Biology
If you are one of our many subscribers to Faculty of 1000 Biology you’ll be able to LinkOut this service through PubMed. PubMed’s LinkOut system makes it possible to search PubMed while displaying links to Faculty of 1000 Biology for any article that has been evaluated.