BioMed Central establishes itself as a leader in veterinary publishing
17 Jan 2011
• Veterinary Research and Irish Veterinary Journal transfer to BioMed Central
• Publisher’s portfolio now includes four open access veterinary titles
BioMed Central, the largest open access publisher, is now a leading publisher of veterinary research, with four peer reviewed open access veterinary journals in its portfolio. Veterinary Research, with an Impact Factor of 3.58 and ranked first of 142 veterinary journals by Thomson Reuters, has transferred to the company’s publishing platform this month. It will soon be joined by the Irish Veterinary Journal, the official publication of Veterinary Ireland, which will transfer later in 2011. BioMed Central now offers researchers a wide range of veterinary journals, including two further titles: Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica and BMC Veterinary Research.
Like all of BioMed Central's journals, Veterinary Research and the Irish Veterinary Journal will both make research immediately available online without any charge to the reader. Articles accepted for publication by these journals will be included in PubMed and other major indexing services, and will be permanently archived in PubMed Central.
Speaking of the expansion of the portfolio, Matthew Cockerill, Managing Director said “with the addition of these new titles, BioMed Central has built a critical mass of high quality veterinary research content. Open access to these journals helps break down barriers, not only facilitating communication among veterinary researchers, but also allowing veterinary practitioners, biomedical researchers and other life scientists to benefit from the results of veterinary research.”
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Notes to Editors
1. BioMed Central’s veterinary science journals include:
Veterinary Research is an open access journal that publishes high quality and novel research and review articles focusing on animal infection. Fields of study covered by the journal are bacteriology, parasitology, virology, immunology, prion diseases, and epidemiology.
Irish Veterinary Journal is an open access journal that publishes articles on all aspects of veterinary science – with a special emphasis on the Irish veterinary profession.
Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica is an open access journal encompassing all aspects of veterinary research and medicine of domestic and wild animals. It is the official journal of the Veterinary Associations of the Nordic Countries but welcomes submissions from veterinary colleagues worldwide. Founded in 1959, Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica became an online, open access publication in 2006.
BMC Veterinary Research is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research articles in all aspects of veterinary science and medicine, including the epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of medical conditions of domestic, companion, farm and wild animals, as well as the biomedical processes that underlie their health.