To celebrate the launch of Genome Medicine, all subscription content has been free to access throughout 2009.
From January 2010 non-research articles including the following will be accessible via subscription only.
Comprehensive review articles
Wide-ranging meeting reports
Following in the footsteps of its sister journal the prestigious Genome Biology, Genome Medicine is BioMed Central's premier medical journal. Ensure that your researchers have continued access to the very latest in genomic research from leading experts in the field and subscribe before the end of the year and benefit from a 30% discount on the subscription price for 2010.
Open access news - five US universities announce central funding support
September 15th 2009 saw a major step forward for open access with the recent announcement from Berkeley, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology confirming their joint commitment in providing their researchers with financial assistance to cover open access publication fees.
The aim of the Compact for Open-Access Publication Equity (COPE) is to create a level playing field between subscription-based journals (which institutions support centrally via library budgets) and open access journals (which often depend on publication fees).
Would you like to find out more on how you can support and fund open access at your institution?
Contact us for more information on how BioMed Central's cost-effective and convenient publishing scheme could be of benefit to you and your researchers.
Get involved with Open Access Week 2009
Open Access Week is taking place from 19th-23rd October with the aim of broadening awareness of open access around the world.
A range of activities have been planned including webinars, workshops, competitions and panel discussions. Let us know what you have planned!
The 5th SPARC Japan Seminar Aim: Discussing researchers attitudes to open access. Date: Tuesday 20th October, 13:30 - 17.00 JST Location: National Institute of Informatics, Japan
Conference: Open Access Cambridge Aim: Exploring different perspectives on open access and bringing together representatives from the research community, the publishing sector and from a learned society. Date: Wednesday 21st October, 14:00 - 17:00 GMT Location: University of Cambridge, UK
Additional resources are also available on the Open Access Week website including handouts of what librarians can do to promote open access.
2010 Catalog - look out for your copy
Your copy of the 2010 BioMed Central catalog listing our wide portfolio of products and services for researchers and students in the field of biology and medicine will be falling though your letterbox any day now.
2010 continues to be a very exciting time for our Research & Therapy range with the upcoming launch of Stem Cell Research & Therapy in January.
Access to all Stem Cell Research & Therapy content will be FREE in 2010 so spread the word throughout your institution and let your researchers benefit!
Thinking about what to attend in 2010? Contact us and let us know where you will be!
Last but not least, BioMed Central is delighted to welcome Bev Acreman to the team in the newly created role of Commercial Director. Bev comes to BioMed Central from Taylor & Francis, where she has played a significant role in growing the company to its present position as a major player in STM publishing.