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BioMed Central now offers the following Thomson Scientific journals via the BioMed Central platform to both academic and corporate customers:
These journals have been developed to assist scientists in managing the wealth of scientific information that is available. By covering over 400 scientific meetings per year and providing peer-reviewed articles, patent information and in-depth commissioned coverage of important developments in their subject area, these journals provide a practical way of staying on top of the latest developments both online and in print.
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BioMed Central warmly welcomes Google Scholar, a free scholarly literature search service, which offers many of the features previously associated only with expensive subscription products such as Web of Science. Google Scholar will offer a major resource for scientists and academic researchers and maximises the opportunities offered by Open Access journals and open repositories. For more information, read our press release.
Awards for BioMed Central products
Over the last few months both Protein Structure and Function, our highly-illustrated print and online textbook from the Primers series, and Faculty of 1000 Biology, the unique life science literature awareness service, have been recognised as innovative research tools by two of the world’s best-known library organisations.
In December Protein Structure and Function was named as an Outstanding Academic Title by the American Library Association’s Choice journal for its unique, modular approach. In addition, Faculty of 1000 Biology was shortlisted in the Best STM Information Product category at the 2004 International Information Industry Awards, held at the Online Information show in London at the beginning of December.
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