BioMed Central's new website makes access to science easier for all
01 Dec 2011
Open access to the latest research became even easier this week with the launch of BioMed Central's newly redesigned website (www.biomedcentral.com). The company, which pioneered the open access model and now publishes over 220 open access journals, has introduced a streamlined design and new look which makes the high-traffic website site much more straightforward to navigate. The redesigned site also introduces a range of new and enhanced features.
Emphasizing the company's commitment to meeting the evolving needs of authors and readers, the new site includes: a greatly improved "My BioMed Central" section offering users convenient access to the latest research in their subject areas together with status updates on manuscripts which they are submitting or reviewing; enhanced navigation for archives, supplements and special article collections; additional RSS feeds and embedded social linking technologies and, improved subject gateways, providing a central starting point to find research on particular scientific topics. Sister website Chemistry Central (www.chemistrycentral.com) also benefits from the new look and significantly increased functionality.
In addition to the new appearance, the site is built using modern open-source java technologies, which provide a firm foundation for the enhancements and new services still in development.
Speaking of the launch, Matthew Cockerill, BioMed Central’s Managing Director said: "Updating a site of the scale and complexity of BioMed Central is a major undertaking, but exceptionally positive feedback from our beta-testers confirms that it has been all worth it. The new design allows authors and readers to make the most of our open access journals."
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Notes to Editors
1. BioMed Central's new website: http://www.biomedcentral.com/
2. BioMed Central is an STM (Science, Technology and Medicine) publisher which has pioneered the open access publishing model. All peer-reviewed research articles published by BioMed Central are made immediately and freely accessible online, and are licensed to allow redistribution and reuse. BioMed Central is part of Springer Science+Business Media, a leading global publisher in the STM sector.