FREE ACCESS TO ALL SUBSCRIPTION CONTENT IN 2009 Spread the word to your researchers!
BioMed Central is delighted to announce the launch of its premier medical journal Genome Medicine, the sister journal to the prestigious Genome Biology.
Genome Medicine is an online journal publishing open access research of outstanding quality in all areas of medicine studied from a genomic or post-genomic perspective. Genome Medicine also provides subscription-required content such as commentaries, reviews, mini reviews and reports.
Featuring a world-renowned Editorial Board, Genome Medicine is essential reading for all physicians, clinical researchers and life scientists involved in genomic research.
Access to all subscription content is free throughout 2009* - so make sure your researchers are aware of this exciting new journal and all future launches by cataloguing our journals.
If you would like further information on Genome Medicine or would like us to send you print copies of the inaugural issue to distribute around your library contact us.
*Order your 2010 subscription during the launch year and save 30% - contact your Sales Representative for more information.
As the last member of the RCUK to mandate open access the EPSRC will offer academics the choice of self-archiving their research in an online repository, or pay to publish in an open access journal.
Open access presentation:
In the last update we mentioned that BioMed Central's Managing Director, Matthew Cockerill, would be giving a presentation on 'developments in the world of open access publishing' at the Online Information 2008 event held in London, UK. If you were unable to attend you can now view the presentation slides online.
This month, we report on the steps taken by the University of Calgary's library in Canada and the University's Cultural Resources Center to set up, administer and monitor their new open access fund. The fund, which is the first of its kind in Canada, is designed to assist researchers with payment of article processing charges to open access journals. Read the full case study on our website.
There are several academic institutions that have established central funds to allow researchers to benefit when publishing in open access journals.
A central fund for open access publishing, alongside the library budget, allows an author to select the right journal for their research rather than having to publish in a subscription-based journal merely because it is the only model available. If you would like support or further information on how to set up a central fund at your institution please contact your Sales Representative.
Open Repository news
Features Open Repository has continued to develop its services by adding new features. These include the redesign of the navigation bar providing additional functionality and a new handle server allowing greater resource usage.
Clients Since our last update two new organizations have chosen to partner with Open Repository:
On location Attending ACRL this year? Open Repository will be hosting an institutional repository workshop at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel on day three of the conference. The aim of the workshop is for delegates to learn about the journey a library takes when choosing to implement an institutional repository.
Workshop details Title: Developing A Repository: The Library's Journey (TBC) Venue: Diamond Room, Sheraton Seattle Hotel Date: Saturday, March 14 Time: 11.30 - 13.30*
*Full lunch refreshments will be available during the workshop
For more information on attending this workshop or to find out how your organization can receive a three-month non-committal free trial to Open Repository contact Michaela Krog.
On location - 2009
BioMed Central will be exhibiting at the following upcoming events. Email for an appointment or just drop by the booth. We look forward to meeting you.
Is an event you are attending not listed? Contact us and let us know where you will be in 2009.
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