Recognizing and celebrating the best open access research
25 Oct 2011
Annual open access awards expanded to reflect growing diversity of biomedical disciplines
Today, open access publisher BioMed Central announces that nominations are now open for the 6th Annual BioMed Central Research Awards. The awards bring together the scientific community to celebrate the finest open access research from the last 12 months. Reflecting the increasing importance of open access for scholarly communications, 2012 sees the awards program expanded to incorporate a variety of biomedical disciplines.
Ten new award categories have been introduced, ensuring that all researchers publishing in BioMed Central’s journals have the opportunity to be recognized for their achievements, commitment and talent. Nominations are now open for the following categories:
• Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Award
• Clinical and Translational Medicine Award
• General Biology Award
• General Medicine Award
• Genetics, Genomics, Bioinformatics and Evolution Award
• Microbiology, Immunology, Infection and Inflammation Award
• Molecular and Cellular Science Award
• Neuroscience, Neurology and Psychiatry Award
• Plant, Animal Sciences and Veterinary Research Award
• Public Health Award
The winning author(s) of each of these categories will be automatically shortlisted for the prestigious BioMed Central Research Award.
The BioMed Central Research Awards celebrate exceptional research published over the last year in BioMed Central’s 220 open access journals. The Awards also provide researchers with high visibility for their work, highlighting their achievements to the wider scientific community. Media coverage from the 5th Annual Research Awards can be found at http://www.biomedcentral.com/researchawards/press.
Deborah Kahn, Publishing Director of BioMed Central, said, "BioMed Central publishes excellent research over a very large range of fields. To recognize the breadth and variety of outstanding quality research published within our journals, we have introduced ten new categories of prizes for this year's Research Awards. The most outstanding paper published in each of these areas will receive the Award for that category, and in addition will go forward to be considered for the prestigious BioMed Central 2011 Research prize.”
Please visit http://www.biomedcentral.com/researchawards/ and follow us on Twitter using #BMCAwards11 for the very latest information about the event.
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